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International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice

Disability in the Global South

The Critical Handbook

Editors: Grech, Shaun, Soldatic, Karen (Eds.)

  • Draws together leading local southern disability theorists and northern theorists to highlight discussion, debate, and research on the topic
  • Generates new theoretical paradigms through provision of rich, critically engaged chapters Includes narratives and voices providing accessible and relevant vignettes
  • Provides an unprecedented focus on disability in rural areas and among indigenous populations
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About this book

This first-of-its kind volume spans the breadth of disability research and practice specifically focusing on the global South. Established and emerging scholars alongside advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to probe, challenge and shift common held social understandings of disability in established discourses, epistemologies and practices, including those in prominent areas such as global health, disability studies and international development. Motivated by decolonizing approaches, contributors carefully weave the lived and embodied experiences of disabled people, families and communities through contextual, cultural, spatial, racial, economic, identity and geopolitical complexities and heterogeneities.

 Dispatches from Ghana, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Venezuela among many others spotlight the complex uncertainties of modern geopolitics of coloniality; emergent forms of governance including neoliberal globalization, war and conflicts; the interstices of gender, race, ethnicity, space and religion; structural barriers to redistribution and realization of rights; and processes of disability representation. This handbook examines in rigorous depth, established practices and discourses in disability including those on development, rights, policies and practices, opening a space for critical debate on hegemonic and often unquestioned terrains.

Highlights of the coverage include:

  •          Critical issues in conceptualizing disability across cultures, time and space
         The challenges of disability models, metrics and statistics
  •          Disability, poverty and livelihoods in urban and rural contexts
  •          Disability interstices with migration, race, ethnicity, ge
  • nder and sexuality
  •          Disabilit
  • y, religion and customary societies and practice

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      The UNCRPD, disability rights orientations and instrumentalitie

    ·  Redistributive systems including budgeting, cash transfer systems and programming.

    ·  Global South–North partnerships: intercultural methodologies in disability research.

    This much awaited handbook provides students, academics, practitioners and policymakers with an authoritative framework for critical thinking and debate about disability, while pushing theoretical and practical frontiers in unprecedented ways.

    About the authors

    Shaun Grech (Phd) is Director of The Critical Institute and Global Disability Watch. He is also Visiting Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and editor-in-chief of the international journal Disability & the Global South.
    Karen Soldatic (PhD) is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2016–2019), Institute of Culture and Society, Western Sydney University. She is the Head of Research, Global Disability Watch, and Affiliate Fellow at The Critical Institute, Malta and Centre for Disability Research, Policy and Practice, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    Table of contents (37 chapters)

    • Disability and Development: Critical Connections, Gaps and Contradictions

      Grech, Shaun

      Pages 3-19

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    • Disability and Global Health

      Swartz, Leslie (et al.)

      Pages 21-33

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    • Disability Studies: Developments in Anthropology

      Staples, James (et al.)

      Pages 35-49

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    • Counting Disabled People: Historical Perspectives and the Challenges of Disability Statistics

      Eide, Arne H. (et al.)

      Pages 51-68

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    • The Place of Disability

      Goodley, Dan (et al.)

      Pages 69-83

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    Buy this book

    eBook 118,99 €
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    • ISBN 978-3-319-42488-0
    • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
    • Included format: PDF, EPUB
    • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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    Hardcover 145,59 €
    price for Spain (gross)
    • ISBN 978-3-319-42486-6
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
    • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
    Softcover 114,39 €
    price for Spain (gross)
    • Due: October 18, 2017
    • ISBN 978-3-319-68083-5
    • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
    • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Disability in the Global South
    Book Subtitle
    The Critical Handbook
    Editors
    • Shaun Grech
    • Karen Soldatic
    Series Title
    International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice
    Copyright
    2016
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
    Copyright Holder
    Springer International Publishing AG
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-319-42488-0
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-319-42488-0
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-3-319-42486-6
    Softcover ISBN
    978-3-319-68083-5
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XXVIII, 613
    Number of Illustrations and Tables
    14 b/w illustrations
    Topics