Disability studies in India: global discourses, local realities

By: Renu AddlakhaPublication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 2013Description: xvii, 441 p. : 23 cmISBN: 9780815384359Subject(s): People with disabilities - India | Women with disabilities | Women with disabilities - IndiaDDC classification: 362.1
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Part I. Disability Movement, Disability Rights and Disability Studies 1. Historicising Disability in India: Questions of Subject and Method Shilpaa Anand 2. Disability Rights and the Emergence of Disability Studies Jagdish Chander 3. Tracking Disability through the United Nations N. Sundaresan. Part II. Family, Care and Work 4. Prenatal Diagnosis: Where do We Draw the Line? Anita Ghai and Rachana Johri 5. Burden of Caring: Families of the Disabled in Urban India Upali Chakravarti 6. Exploring Constructs of Intellectual Disability and Personhood in Haryana and Delhi Nilika Mehrotra and Shubhangi Vaidya 7. Corporeality, Mobility and Class: An Ethnography of Work-related Experiences in Urban India Amit Upadhyay. Part III. Gender and Disability 8. Bhalo Meye: Cultural Construction of Gender and Disability in Bengal Nandini Ghosh 9. Body Politics and Disabled Femininity: Perspectives of Adolescent Girls from Delhi Renu Addlakha 10. Identity Formation and Transnational Discourses: Thinking beyond Identity Politics Michele Friedner 11. The Inner World of Adolescent Girls with Hearing Impairment: Two Case Studies Sandhya Limaye. Part IV. Assertion of Difference through Art and Communication 12. Body/Text: Art Project on Deafness and Communication Jose Abad Lorente 13. Blind With Camera: Photographs by the Visually Impaired Partho Bhowmick. Part V. Contesting Marginality at Micro- and Macro-levels 14. From Mental Illness to Disability: Choices for Women Users/Survivors of Psychiatry in Self and Identity Constructions Bhargavi V. Davar 15. Need for a Framework for Combined Disability and Gender Budgeting Asha Hans, Amrita Patel and S. B. Agnihotri 16. Sameness and Difference: Twin Track Empowerment for Women with Disabilities Amita Dhanda 17. Participation, Inclusion and the Law: Moving beyond Rhetoric Jeeja Ghosh.

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