“Her Pronouns Wax and Wane”: Psychosocial Disability, Autobiography, and Counter-Diagnosis

  title={“Her Pronouns Wax and Wane”: Psychosocial Disability, Autobiography, and Counter-Diagnosis},
  author={Margaret Price},
  journal={Journal of Literary \& Cultural Disability Studies},
  pages={11 - 33}
  • M. Price
  • Published 23 March 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
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