Narrative Construction of a Ruptured Self: Stories of Transability on Transabled.org

@article{Davis2012NarrativeCO,
  title={Narrative Construction of a Ruptured Self: Stories of Transability on Transabled.org},
  author={Jenny L. Davis},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  year={2012},
  volume={55},
  pages={319 - 340}
}
Transabled.org is an online community for people with body integrity identity disorder (BIID). People with BIID believe that they were born in incorrectly abled bodies. By analyzing the Introduction statements of twenty-two bloggers, the author shows how BIID is collectively constructed and individually articulated. Specifically, the author shows how bloggers essentialize their impairment-needs, painting a picture of a ruptured self. Through self-narratives, bloggers describe their impairment… Expand
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