Disability as Embodied Memory? A Question of Identity for the Amputees of Sierra Leone
This paper examines the problematic construction of amputee identity in Sierra Leone society after the decade long civil war through discourses and imagery of amputees presented in the media. Empowerment by NGO’s and other charities lead to a reaffirmation of amputee identity in which notions of class, ethnicity, and age may not play a big role, but gender certainly remains a relevant cultural marker.
"Disability as Embodied Memory? A Question of Identity for the Amputees of Sierra Leone,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 4:
1, Article 1.
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