Threads of Commonality in Transgender and Disability Studies

Ashley Mog, Amanda Lock Swarr


This paper draws together two fields of study and activism: disability studies and transgender studies. I analyze disability and transgender identifications and communities through a comparative and intersectional lens. From conceptual terminology, to societal oppression, to discrimination within medical interactions, disability studies and transgender studies share common themes that this article evaluates to facilitate a broader understanding of their complementary and innovative potential for social change.

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Copyright (c) 2008 Ashley Mog, Amanda Lock Swarr

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