Disability And Mobile Citizenship In Postsocialist Ukraine by Sarah D. Phillips

Disability And Mobile Citizenship In Postsocialist Ukraine

bySarah D. Phillips

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Sarah D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades. Through participant observation and interviews with disabled Ukrainians across the social spectrum-rights activists, politicians, students, workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and others-Phillips documents the creative strategies used by people on the margins of postsocialist societies to assert claims to "mobile citizenship." She draws on this rich ethnographic material to argue that public storytelling is a powerful means to expand notions of relatedness, kinship, and social responsibility, and which help shape a more tolerant and inclusive society.

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Sarah D. Phillips is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington and author of Women's Social Activism in the New Ukraine (IUP, 2008).

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Title:Disability And Mobile Citizenship In Postsocialist UkraineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:November 26, 2010Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253222478

ISBN - 13:9780253222473

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Living Disability and Mobilizing Citizenship in Postsocialism
1. A Parallel World
2. Out of History
3. Disability Rights and Disability Wrongs
4. Regeneration
5. Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in the Era of "Posts"
Appendix I: Notes on Terminology and Methods
Appendix II: List of Abbreviations

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"This ethnography is quite accessible and would be appropriate for courses in applied, medical, and development anthropology, anthropology of globalization and cultural change, as well as to historians of disability, and gender studies scholars and students." -Anthropology of East Europe Review