Disability and Culture by Benedicte Ingstad
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Disability and Culture
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Disability and Culture

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Disability and Culture by Benedicte Ingstad

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Spurred by the United Nation's International Decade for Disabled Persons and medical anthropology's coming of age, anthropologists have recently begun to explore the effects of culture on the lives of the mentally and physically impaired. This major collection of essays both reframes disability in terms of social processes and offers for the first time a global, multicultural perspective on the subject. Using research undertaken in a wide variety of settings--from a longhouse in central Borneo to a community of Turkish immigrants in Stockholm--contributors explore the significance of mental, sensory, and motor impairments in light of fundamental, culturally determined assumptions about humanity and personhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520083622
ISBN-10: 0520083628
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Explores the global changes in disability awareness, technology, and policy from the viewpoint of disabled people and their families in a range of local contexts. This book reports on ethnographic research in Brazil, Uganda, Botswana, Somalia, Britain, Israel, China, India, and Japan. It addresses the definition of human rights in local contexts.

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Author Biography - Benedicte Ingstad

Benedicte Ingstad is Professor of Medical Anthropology, University of Oslo. Susan Reynolds Whyte is Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

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