Threads of Commonality in Transgender and Disability Studies

Authors

  • Ashley Mog
  • Amanda Lock Swarr University of Washington

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v28i4.152

Abstract

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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Published

2008-12-08

Issue

Section

Special Topic: Disability Studies in the Undergraduate Classroom, Pt. 6: Intersections with Gender and Sexuality