Racialized Bodies, Disabling Worlds: Storied Lives of Immigrant Muslim Women

Paperback (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.51
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 89%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $2.51   
  • New (1) from $21.47   
  • Used (6) from $2.51   


In this book, Parin Dossa explores the lives of Canadian Muslim women who share their stories of social marginalization and disenfranchisement in a disabling world. Dossa shows how, being subject to social erasure in policy and research, these women define their identities and claim their humanity using the language of everyday life. The stories, she argues, are testimonial narratives that capture a collective situation of what it is like to be subject to compounded discrimination and racism, and how these can be addressed to create an enabling and inclusive environment. Based on narrative ethnography, this book makes a case for positive acknowledgment of perceived differences of nationality, religion, multiple abilities, and gendered identities. It offers a powerful argument for bridging two disparate bodies of work: disability studies and antiracist feminism. Most significantly, it shows how racialized Muslim women with disabilities are redefining the parameters of their social worlds and developing a distinctively pluralistic understanding of abilities. This ground-breaking work gives presence to the lives of people who are otherwise rendered socially invisible.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Andrew Wong; Signs: vol 36:04:2011
‘An innovative work that connects antiracist feminism and disability studies… Dossa's work is both powerful and innovative in the way it draws on the voices of minority women who reclaim their identities while simultaneously influencing the mainstream. I recommended it highly for professionals and students alike in both fields.’
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802095510
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 2/14/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Parin Dossa is a professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

1 Mapping the methodology and sociopolitical contexts 10

2 The difference of disability 31

3 Narrative moments from the margins 64

4 Writing dislocation : telling her-story 92

5 Women as subject : multi-voiced narration 121

Conclusion Alternative spaces - establishing connections 151

Notes 165

References 171

Index 185

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)