Disability in Local and Global Worlds
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Description: The lives of many disabled people in Europe and North America have improved over the past two decades through innovative technologies and the efforts of the disability rights movement. These changes have been spreading to other societies around the globe--albeit unevenly. In this collection of essays, leading scholars explore global changes in disability awareness, technology, and policy from the viewpoint of disabled people and their families in a wide range of local contexts. The authors report on ethnographic research in Brazil, Uganda, Botswana, Somalia, Britain, Israel, China, Egypt, India, and Japan. They address the definition of disability, the new eugenics, human rights in local contexts, domestic and state citizenship of disabled people, and issues of identity and belonging. Throughout, these essays question the global from the viewpoint of the local and consider social differences within worlds as well as between them.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/19/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Introduction: Disability Connections|
|Locating Embodied Identities|
|The Two-Week Village: The Significance of Sacred Occasions for the Deaf Community|
|From "Complete" to "Impaired" Body: Female Circumcision in Somalia and London|
|Reproductively Disabled Lives: Infertility, Stigma, and Suffering in Egypt and India|
|The Chosen Body and the Rejection of Disability in Israeli Society|
|Disability and Domestic Citizenship: Voice, Gender, and the Making of the Subject|
|Domba's Spirit Kidney: Transplant Medicine and Suya Indian Cosmology|
|Localizing Policy and Technology|
|Genomics, Laissez-Faire Eugenics, and Disability|
|Why Am I Not Disabled? Making State Subjects, Making Statistics in Post-Mao China|
|Seeing Disability and Human Rights in the Local Context: Botswana Revisited|
|Moral Discourse and Old-Age Disability in Japan|
|Wheels and New Legs: Mobilization in Uganda|
|List of Contributors|