Andrew Solomon’s book, Far From the Tree, provides a fresh perspective on families and disability culture with his notions of vertical and horizontal identities. Although it certainly connects with work in disability studies and notions of deviance. It provides something new. In this talk, Solomon talks about various kinds of differences in families.
thanks for posting this, dick. you can also see the TED talk version of this via an earlier post, https://whatsortsofpeople.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/love-no-matter-what/ from natbea, if you’re interested.