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Title: Whose knowledge, whose voices? Power, agency and resistance in disability studies for the global south
Authors: Cutajar, JosAnn
Adjoe, Casimir
Keywords: Disability studies
Social sciences -- Malta -- Case studies
Social sciences -- Ghana -- Case studies
Colonization -- Social aspects
Education -- Social aspects
Identity -- Social aspects
Sociology of disability
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Cutajar, J., & Adjoe, C. (2016). Whose knowledge, whose voices? Power, agency and resistance in disability studies for the global south. In S. Grech, & K. Soldatic (Eds.), Disability in the Global South. The critical handbook (pp. 503-516). Switzerland: Springer.
Abstract: Meekosha (2011) maintains that research and theories about disability derive mainly from the global North. Disability Studies rarely include non-metropolitan thinkers. Even when they do, these studies tend to be seen as context specific, and the social theories which emanate from these studies are rarely refered to in research theorizing disability in the North. This chapter sets out to investigate how this one way transfer of knowledge affects the way Disability Studies is conceptualised - whose experiences are incorporated within these studies; and whose are left out. Multilateral debate and dialogue between Disability Studies academics and activists in different locations around the world would help add on to the knowledge already available in the field, while keeping others informed about what is taking place in 'similar' situations elsewhere.
ISBN: 9783319680835
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