Technically disabled, ill for all practical purposes? ME/CFS discourse in Norway.

Disability & Society

Abstract: After decades of activism, theorization, and model building, disability remains an undesirable marker of individual identity. Under-reporting of disability on a global scale is at least partly attributable to the stigma attached to disabled identity. Another cause, however, may be the lack of fit between the concept and discourse of disability as they evolve in a political, legislative, and organizational context, and the discourse in which everyday experiences as a disabled person are treated. The article examines discourse about myalgic encephalopathy and chronic fatigue syndrome from the Norwegian public sphere, and discusses the relationship between disability, chronic illness, and identity.

Lenke: Taylor & Francis Online

Published Oct. 7, 2013 1:51 PM - Last modified Oct. 7, 2016 4:33 PM