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|Title:||Disability and culture /|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Benedicte Ingstad; Susan Reynolds Whyte
|ISBN:||0520083601 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780520083608 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520083628 (paper : alk. paper); 9780520083622 (paper : alk. paper)|
|Notes:||Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Description:||x, 307 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Disability and culture: an overview / Susan Reynolds Whyte and Benedicte Ingstad -- Persons and nonpersons: disability and personhood among the Punan Bah of Central Borneo / Ida Nicolaisen -- Child is a child: disability and equality among the Kenya Maasai / Aud Talle -- Disability as incurable illness: health, process, and personhood in Southern Somalia / Bernhard Helander -- Why disabled? The cultural understanding of physical disability in an African society / Patrick Devlieger -- Being ill and being me: self, body, and time in multiple sclerosis narratives / Judith Monks and Ronald Frankenberg -- Encounters: the body silent in America / Robert Murphy -- Sighted lovers and blind husbands: experiences of blind women in Uganda / Nayinda Sentumbwe -- Public discourses on rehabilitation: from Norway to Botswana / Benedicte Ingstad -- Hero, beggar, or sports star: negotiating the identity of the disabled person in Nicaragua / Frank Jarle Bruun -- Disability and migration: a case story / Lisbeth Sachs -- Constructing epilepsy: images and contexts in East Africa / Susan Reynolds Whyte -- Mpho ya Modimo -- a gift from God: perspectives on "attitudes" toward disabled persons / Benedicte Ingstad -- Disability between discourse and experience / Susan Reynolds Whyte.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Benedicte Ingstad, Susan Reynolds Whyte.|
|Publisher:||Berkeley : University of California Press,|
|Standard Numbers:||LCCN: 93038479; National Library: 052-00836; National Library: b95-54436; National Library: b95-U5071|
|Class Descriptors:||LC Class No.: HV1568; Dewey No.: 305.9/0816|
This collection of essays both reframes disability in terms of social processes and offers a global, multicultural perspective on the subject. It explores the significance of mental, sensory and motor impairments in light of fundamental, culturally determined assumptions about humanity.
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