Elisa A.G. Arfini

Instructions for Becoming Disabled: A Narrative Analysis of the Project of the Transabled Body

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Keywords: transability, disability, queer, crip, embodiment, narrative, transgender

Transability - a body project aimed at acquiring a disability - is here presented using a narrative methodology. Framing disability as an object of desire, the transabled community reverses the dominant characterization of disability. It is thus necessary to understand what kind of narrative strategies are used to make sense of such a desire, the practices by means of which it is lived, its political standpoints within the public sphere, and its relationships with other communities and identities.

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