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, gender and sexuality
  •          Disability, religion and customary societies and practices
  •          The UNCRPD, disability rights orientations and instrumentalities
  •          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 (www.criticalinstitute.org) and Global Disability Watch (www.globaldisability.org). 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 (www.globaldisability.org), 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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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42486-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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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
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 613
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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