Special issue: Disabled children and disabling childhoods in the global South

Edited by Erica Burman, Anat Greenstein & Manasi Kumar
Disability and the Global South (DGS), 2015, Vol. 2 No. 2

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Our understanding of disability is rooted in the epistemology of disability studies, seeing it not as a medical state contained within the body or mind of a person, but as a socially created phenomenon that takes its shape through social relations, cultural representations, and modes of production and reproduction. This means that disability cannot be discussed in universal or generalised terms, but always requires attention to the specific embodied, social, cultural and economic contexts in which it occurs. This resource provides a link to the articles of the Disability and the Global South journal’s Special Issue on disabled children within the Global South. This special issue features a variety of topics such as rehabilitation, inclusion, child sexual abuse, and the disabling effects of education systems within the Global South.

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