Narrative Construction of a Ruptured Self: Stories of Transability on

  title={Narrative Construction of a Ruptured Self: Stories of Transability on},
  author={Jenny L. Davis},
  journal={Sociological Perspectives},
  pages={319 - 340}
} 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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