The Palgrave Handbook of Disability and Citizenship in the Global South

The Palgrave Handbook of Disability and Citizenship in the Global South

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319746746
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/11/2018
Series: Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brian Watermeyer is Senior Research Officer in the Division of Disability Studies, Department of Health and Rehabilitation sciences, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Judith McKenzie is Associate Professor in the Division of Disability Studies, Department of Health and Rehabilitation sciences, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Leslie Swartz is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Brian Watermeyer, Judith McKenzie and Leslie Swartz


2. Surplusisity: Neoliberalism & Disability & Precarity

Karen Soldatic

3. World Building, Citizenship, and Disability: The Strange World of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

4. Unlocking Ability: Democracy and Disabled People’s Campaign for Recognition
Steven Friedman

5. Disability and Citizenship in the Global South in a Post-Truth Era
Leslie Swartz

6. “Can This White Guy Sing the Blues?” Disability, Race and Decolonisation in South African Higher Education
Brian Watermeyer

7. From “No One Left Behind” to Putting the Last First: Centring the Voices of Disabled People in Resilience Work
Tristan Görgens and Gina Ziervogel


8. Sexuality and Citizenship for People With Intellectual Disabilities in Lifelong Family Care: Reflections From a South African Setting
Callista Kahonde & Judith McKenzie

9. In and Out of the Mainstream: Disability, Education and Employment in African Contexts
Anna Horton & Tom Shakespeare

10. Access to Education for Children With Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability in South Africa: The Potential and Limits of Social Action
Tessa Wood, Fatima Essop, Brian Watermeyer & Judith McKenzie

11. Engaging Disability and Religion in the Global South
L. Juliana Claassens, Sa’diyya Shaikh, & Leslie Swartz


12. Digital Citizenship in the Global South: “Cool Stuff for Other People”?Brian Watermeyer and Gerard Goggin

13. Challenges in Achieving Universal Access to Transport Services in South African Cities
Roger Behrens and Tristan Görgens

14. Paralympic Sport and Social Justice: Toward a Happy Marriage or Difficult Separation?
P. David Howe

15. Towards a DisHuman Civil Society
Dan Goodley, Rebecca Lawthom, Kirsty Liddiard and Katherine Runswick-Cole

16. Disability, Theatre and Postcoloniality: Reflections on the Politics of Performance
Xanthe Hunt, Brian Watermeyer & Marlene Le Roux

17. Working Together: Making Inclusive Development a Reality
Theresa Lorenzo and Peter Coleridge


18. Bodies (Im)politic: The Experiences of Sexuality of Disabled Women in Zimbabwe
Christine Peta & Judith McKenzie

19. The Politics of Person-Making: Ethics of Care, Intellectual Impairment Citizenship, and a Reclaiming of Knowledge
Charlotte Capri

20. Citizenship and Participation of People With Disabilities in Brazil: Labour and Social WelfareAugusto Galery, Natália Alves, Ana Grein & Brian Watermeyer

21. Embedding Rights Into Practice: Challenges in Psycho-Legal Assessments of Complainants With Intellectual Disability in Cases of Sexual Abuse in South Africa
Beverley Dickman

22. Citizenship and People With Intellectual Disabilities: An International Imperative?
Roy McConkey

23. Disabled People, Hate Crime and Citizenship
Alan Roulstone

24. Disability, Migration and Family Support: The Case of Zimbabwean Asylum Seekers in South Africa
Willson Tarasurira and Judith McKenzie

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Most persons with disabilities in the world live in poorer countries, and in these countries there are often many barriers to their full participation in society. There is, furthermore, a strong relationship between disability and poverty. Despite these facts, most of what is known about disability, citizenship and participation comes from rich countries. This book makes a very important contribution to redressing the balance. A wide range of expert authors discuss topics ranging from political participation to sexuality, education to sport. The book serves as an important challenge to anyone serious about development issues in the Global South and I strongly recommend it.” (Mussa Chiwaula, Director General, Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled, Botswana)“This book is an extremely important contribution to global disability scholarship and advocacy. Bringing together leading voices from the Global South and North, the volume explores what citizenship and civic participation means for people with disabilities living in countries with differing cultural, political and economic challenges. It belongs on the shelf of everyone concerned with global disability rights, but it is no less important—should be widely read—by all concerned with politics, social justice, and human rights. Highly recommended!” (Nora Ellen Groce, Director, Leonard Cheshire Research Centre, University College London, UK)

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