Forum Introduction: Writing the Global Family: International Perspectives on Disability Studies and Family Narratives

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"We live in the Golden Age of the memoir. Everyone has a story to tell, and a growing number are finding their way to publication. The disability memoir has certainly been a part of this growth. It is refreshing to note how many of these recent narrative accounts of living with a disability have been written from what might be broadly termed a "disability studies perspective" taking on a more critical, socio-cultural orientation than the traditional 'inspiration in the face of personal tragedy' motif."


This article was originally published in Review of Disability Studies, volume 9, issue 2/3, in 2013.


University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center on Disability Studies