Interrogating Disability In India: Theory And Practice by Nandini GhoshInterrogating Disability In India: Theory And Practice by Nandini Ghosh

Interrogating Disability In India: Theory And Practice

byNandini Ghosh

Hardcover | September 21, 2016

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This book discusses the multifaceted concept of disability in the context of India. Through analyses of theoretical propositions of disability in South Asia and empirical explorations of the lives of persons with disabilities in India, this book not only brings to the forefront a hitherto unexplored realm in academic discourse, but also bridges the gap between theory and lived reality, and between policy and practice. Thus, it is an important addition to the field of development studies in South Asia. The papers herein represent multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives from architects, lawyers, sociologists, political scientists, historians, economists and linguists to social work practitioners from the grassroots level. This range of insights from different disciplines allows for the exploration of a wide range of issues around disability and the lives of disabled people, moving from theoretical assumptions to exploring structural and infrastructural barriers, to problematizing different aspects of the lives of disabled people, and from objective realms to more subjective domains. Along with students and researchers of disability studies, this book is of interest to a diverse readership encompassing the social sciences, mental health, and development studies.

Nandini Ghosh is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata. She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Presidency College Kolkata, a Master's degree from the University of Calcutta, and a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her areas of interest are qualitative research meth...
Title:Interrogating Disability In India: Theory And PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 21, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:8132235932

ISBN - 13:9788132235934

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Interrogating Disability Issues in India.-Chapter 2.  Of Medical, Moral and Social Dilemmas: Theorizing disability for the South Asian context.-Chapter 3. Diversity at Workplace and in Education.-Chapter 4. Are Rights the right solution? Gaps between legal rights and Everyday access to citizenship.-Chapter 5. Lakshmi Radhakrishnan: The Notion of Personhood: Disability, Guardianship and Law in India.-Chapter 6. Power and Leveraging in a Disability Context.-Chapter 7. Living with disabilities: Experiences of livelihood pursuits of young persons with disabilities.-Chapter 8. Living Arrangement and Capability Deprivation of the Disabled In India.-Chapter 9. Negotiating Femininity: Lived Experiences of Women with Locomotor Disabilities in Bengal.-Chapter 10. Jagdish Chander: Disability Rights Movement in India: Emerging Trends, Issues and Methods of Advocacy.-Chapter 11. Nandini Ghosh: Disabled People's Organisations: Assertions and Angsts.