Becoming a person in the gender and disability intersection: a research report

The aim of this research was to understand the constitution process of women with physical disability, emphasizing the gender overlapped with physical disability. The research subjects were eight women with physical disability, members of an organized women group in an association of people with physical disability. The information was collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed based on the method of discourse analysis. The theoretical references were based on the Historic Cultural Psychology, the theories of genre and the social model of disability. The results suggested that gender and disability are linked categories, which are overlapped with the analysis of process of embodiment, work and maternity - all of them characterized by violence. The information obtained provided evidence that gender and disability are categories of analysis in researches and interventions in psychology and others areas of knowledge.

Gender; disability; vulnerability

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