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Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience

 
Anita Ghai (Editor)
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Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience presents a comprehensive approach to various aspects of disability in South Asia. A critical work on disability studies, this book explores the full complexity of disability in its multi-layered, interactional dynamics. The book imparts understanding of the social, political and cultural construction of disability as opposed to the traditional perception of disability in terms of medical condition, biological trait, rehabilitation and special education. It focuses on foregrounding disability across various areas including education, law and sociology, critically exploring the interaction of gender and disability, and challenging the separation between theory and practice as well as academia and activism. The book shows how the inclusion of a disability perspective enriches scholarship by contributing to the understanding of social marginalization, oppression and the perception of difference. It highlights the lived experiences of people with disabilities to help readers develop a nuanced comprehension of disability.

Contents: Foreword by Shyam Menon. Introduction. I. Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Disability Studies: 1. Disability Rights Law and Disability Rights Movement in India: Contesting Views/Jagdish Chander. 2. Emergence of Disability Rights Movement in India: From Charity to Self-Advocacy/Meenu Bhambani. 3. Refocusing and the Paradigm Shift: From Disability to Studies in Ableism/Fiona Kumari Campbell. 4. Disability within Rawlsian Framework of Justice: Challenging the Injustice Rationale/Deepa Pallaniappan and Valerian and Rodrigues. 5. Disability Studies as Resistance: The Politics of Estrangement/Tanmoy Bhattacharya. II. Body, Care and Sexuality: 6. Experiencing the Body: Femininity, Sexuality and Disabled Women in India/Nandini Ghosh. 7. Emergence of Epistemological Questions of Crip Queer across Shifting Geo. 8. Bio-political Terrain/Janet Price and Niluka Gunawardena. 9. Ethics and Practice of Care: A Focus on Disability/Upali Chakravarti. III. Knowing the Self and Writing Life: 10. Privilege or Marginalisation: A Disabled Woman’s Personal Narrative/Nidhi Goyal. 11. Journey So Far: My Life with an Impairment/Sameer Chaturvedi. 12. Narratives of Growing with Atypicality/Asha Singh. 13. Life-writing and Disabled Self in the Works of Oliver W. Sacks/Sandeep R Singh. 14. Blind Culture and Cosmologies: Notes from Ved Mehta’s Continent of India/Hemchandran Karah. IV. Disability in Literature and Culture: 15. Disability across Cultures/Shubhangi Vaidya. 16. Corporeality and Culture/Shilpaa Anand. 17. Interrogating Normalcy, Decolonising Disability: Corporeal Difference in the Post-colonial Indian English Novel/Someshwar Sati. 17. Jataka Goes On: Materiality as Metaphor/Santosh Kumar. V. Disability, Family Epistemologies and Resistance to Shame within the Indian Context: 18. Disability, Family Epistemologies and Resistance to Shame within the Indian Context/Shridevi Rao. 19. Inclusive Education in India: Concept, Practice and the Way Forward/Ankur Madan. 20. Emancipatory Potential of a Structural Understanding of Disability: AResponse to Linda Ware/Suchaita Tenneti. 21. Disability at Work? Media Representations, CSR and Diversity/Arun Kumar and Nivedita Kothiyal. VI. Legal Discourses of Disability in India: 22. A Disability Studies Reading of the Law for Persons with Disabilities in India/Amita Dhanda. 23. Re-imagining Kinship in Disability-Specific Domesticity: Legal Understanding of Care and Companionship/Rukmini Sen. VII. Constructing Disability as Diversity: 24. Disability as Diversity: An Alternative Perspective/Shanti Auluck. 25. Unification of Disability in Diversity: A Different Voice/Anita Ghai. Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Disability in South Asia: Knowledge and Experience
Author Anita Ghai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.11.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789352807079
length 492p.