The Global Politics of Impairment and Disability: Processes and Embodiments

1st Edition

Karen Soldatic, Helen Meekosha

Routledge
Published June 26, 2014
Reference - 174 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138776005 - CAT# Y166534
Series: ThirdWorlds

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Summary

Disability is of central concern to the developing world but has largely been under-represented in global development debates, discourses and negotiations. Similarly, disability studies has overlooked both the theorists and the social experience of the global South, and there has been a one-way transfer of ideas and knowledge from the North to the South in this field.

This volume seeks to redress the processes of scholarly colonialism by drawing together a diverse set of understandings, theorizing and experiences. The chapters situate disability within the Southern context and support the work of Southern disabled scholars and activists seeking to decolonize Southern experiences, knowledges and absences in the field while simultaneously attempting to make an intervention into able-bodied (mainstream) development discourses, practices and politics.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

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