Dynamics of Asian Development

Interrogating Disability in India

Theory and Practice

Editors: Ghosh, Nandini (Ed.)

  • Presents a new approach to the study of disability, moving away from medical and rehabilitation perspectives to a more sociological orientation
  • Explores the socio-politico-cultural aspects of disability as a social construction
  • Discusses objective problems and processes through which subjective experiences are created for people with disabilities
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This book discusses the multifaceted concept of disability in the context of India. Through analyses of theoretical propositions of disability in South Asia and empirical explorations of the lives of persons with disabilities in India, this book not only brings to the forefront a hitherto unexplored realm in academic discourse, but also bridges the gap between theory and lived reality, and between policy and practice. Thus, it is an important addition to the field of development studies in South Asia. The papers herein represent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives from architects, lawyers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, economists and linguists to social work practitioners from the grassroots level. This range of insights from different disciplines allows for the exploration of a wide range of issues around disability and the lives of disabled people, moving from theoretical assumptions to exploring structural and infrastructural barriers, to problematizing different aspects of the lives of disabled people, and from objective realms to more subjective domains. Along with students and researchers of disability studies, this book is of interest to a diverse readership encompassing the social sciences, mental health, and development studies.

About the authors

Nandini Ghosh is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Presidency College Kolkata, a Master’s degree from the University of Calcutta, and a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her areas of interest are qualitative research methodology, sociology of gender, marginalization and social exclusion and social movements. She has co-edited a book titled Pratyaha Everyday Lifeworlds: Dilemmas, Contestations and Negotiations (Primus 2015). Her other publications include ‘Bhalo Meye: Cultural Construction of Gender and Disability in Bengal’, in Renu Adlakha (ed.), Disability Studies in India: Global Discourses, Local Realities (Routledge India, 2013) and ‘Sites of oppression: Dominant ideologies and women with disabilities in India’, in Tom Shakespeare (ed.), The Disability Research Reader: New Voices (Routledge UK, 2015).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Interrogating Disability in India

    Ghosh, Nandini

    Pages 1-21

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  • The Models Approach in Disability Scholarship: An Assessment of Its Failings

    Anand, Shilpaa

    Pages 23-38

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  • Diversity at Workplace and in Education

    Bhattacharya, Tanmoy

    Pages 39-64

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  • Right to Care, Home and Family: Ethics of Responsibility Towards Persons with Disability

    Sen, Rukmini

    Pages 65-75

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  • Living Arrangement and Capability Deprivation of the Disabled in India

    Chakraborty, Achin (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interrogating Disability in India
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Nandini Ghosh
Series Title
Dynamics of Asian Development
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-3595-8
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-3595-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-3593-4
Series ISSN
2198-9923
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 198
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