[URBANTH-L]NEW BOOK: Disability in Local and Global Worlds
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Fri Jun 1 12:30:23 EDT 2007
The University of California Press is pleased to announce the publication of:
Disability in Local and Global Worlds
Benedicte Ingstad is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the
Department of General Practice and Community Medicine at the
University of Oslo. She is author of _Community-Based Rehabilitation
in Botswana: The Myth of the Hidden Disabled._ Susan Reynolds Whyte
is Professor at the Institute of Anthropology at the University of
Copenhagen. She is author of _Questioning Misfortune: The Pragmatics
of Uncertainty in Eastern Uganda _and coauthor, with Sjaak van der
Geest and Anita Hardon, of _Social Lives of Medicines._ Together,
Ingstad and Whyte coedited _Disability and Culture _(UC Press).
The lives of many disabled people in Europe and North America have
improved over the past two decades through innovative technologies
and the efforts of the disability rights movement. These changes have
been spreading to other societies around the globe-albeit unevenly.
In this collection of essays, leading scholars explore global changes
in disability awareness, technology, and policy from the viewpoint of
disabled people and their families in a wide range of local contexts.
The authors report on ethnographic research in Brazil, Uganda,
Botswana, Somalia, Britain, Israel, China, Egypt, India, and Japan.
They address the definition of disability, the new eugenics, human
rights in local contexts, domestic and state citizenship of disabled
people, and issues of identity and belonging.
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