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South Asia and Disability Studies

South Asia and Disability Studies

Redefining Boundaries and Extending Horizons

by Shridevi Rao and Maya Kalyanpur
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Publication Date: 30/12/2014
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Incorporating scholarship that addresses the social, economic, cultural, and historical facets of the experience of disability in South Asia, this book presents the reader with a comprehensive, cogent, and nuanced view of the constructions of disability in this region. In doing so, it focuses on the lived experiences of people with disabilities and their families, analyzing such disabling barriers as poverty, caste, and other inequities that limit their access to education, employment, equity, and empowerment. It addresses the interpretations of disability within different South Asian contexts including policy, family, educational systems, films, and literary narratives. Situated in an interdisciplinary perspective that spans areas such as cultural studies, law, disability studies in education, sociology, and historiography, South Asia and Disability Studies presents a rich and complex understanding of the disability experience in South Asia. The organization of topics parallels the discourse in areas within disability studies such as identity construction, language, historical constructions of disability, and cultural representations of disability.
ISBN:
9781433119118
9781433119118
Category:
Education
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-12-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peter\Lang#Publishing, Incorporated
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
225.04x150.11mm
Weight:
0.58kg

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