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Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power

Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Asha Hans - Founder Director, School of Women's Studies, Utkal University, India

May 2015 | 292 pages | SAGE India

This book argues for the rights of women with disabilities, who live on the periphery of society, and seeks to eradicate the exclusion and stigma that are part of their lives.

It brings together the perspectives of academicians and activists in trying to understand the various social issues faced by women with disabilities and argues for a society where they are not denied respect, equality, and justice.

Filling the gap in the existing feminist research, this book seeks to influence the way in which society treats women with disabilities and will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the field of women’s rights, disability rights, and rehabilitation.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Gendering the Disability Framework
Upali Chakravarti
A Gendered Perspective of Disability Studies
S B Agnihotri Amrita Patel
Women with Disabilities: How Do They Fare in Our Society?
Nilika Mehrotra and Mahima Nayar
Women with Psychosocial Disabilities: Shifting the Lens from Medical to Social
Malini Chib
I Feel Normal Inside. Outside, My Body Isn’t!
Tina Minkowitz
What is the Intersection between Oppression of Women and Psychiatric Oppression?
Santoshi Halder
Tale of Married Women With Disabilities: An Oxymoron Reality
Sandhya Limaye
A Disabled Mother’s Journey in Raising her Child
Shubhangi Vaidya
Developmental Disability and the Family: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Urban India
Stephanie Ortoleva
Yes, Girls and Women with Disabilities Do Math! An Intersectionality Analysis
Renu Addlakha
Gendered Constructions of Work and Disability in Contemporary India: Discursive and Empirical Perspectives
Bhargavi V Davar
Legal Capacity And Civil Political Rights For People With Psychosocial Disabilities
Epilogue: Transforming Invisibilities and Obscure Directions

Hans’s book is moulded within the justice–equality framework and identifies women with disabilities as one of the most severely excluded marginal groups…. Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power should be regarded as a significant contribution to the discourse on gender and disability at a time when disability studies is only beginning to be recognized in Indian academic circles.

Indian Journal of Gender Studies,
Volume 23 (Issue 3), October 2016

Asha Hans[ The Author] has compiled a diverse collection of scholarship and personal narratives that purports to shed light on the analytical and empirical stakes of combining a gender and disability analysis.

Contribution to Indian Sociology,
Volume 50(Issue 3), October 2016

The book by Asha Hans provides a comprehensive interpretation of disability as is evident from its title, Disability, Gender and the Trajectories of Power. It is indeed a fresh approach quite different from the usual works that focus on persons with disabilities and specifically, women with disabilities….the book provides a vivid analysis of numerous issues concerning women with disabilities and this is further validated through detailed accounts of personal experiences.

Social Change,
Vol 46 (Issue 4), December 2016

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