Disability in Different Cultures

Reflections on Local Concepts

How are disability and rehabilitation conceived of in different cultures? How can these concepts be made accessible?

Studies from the fields of sociology, ethnology and educational science address these questions, whilst contributors from rehabilitation projects in development cooperation and from self-help movements highlight culturally different perceptions of disability.

A distinctive feature of this reader is the dialogue it creates by bringing together scientific praxis and practical work.


  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 8
  3. Introduction

    Seiten 9 - 24
  4. Concepts and Beliefs About Disability in Various Local Contexts

    Stigma or Sacredness. Notes on Dealing with Disability in an Andean Culture

    Seiten 27 - 43
  5. Everyone Has Something to Give. Living with Disability in Juchitán, Oaxaca, Mexico

    Seiten 44 - 57
  6. Defining the Role of Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Persons with Disability in the Fatick Region, Senegal, and the Mono Region, Benin

    Seiten 58 - 77
  7. Folklore Based Analysis for a Culture-Specific Concept of Inclusive Education

    Seiten 78 - 87
  8. Blindness in South and East Asia: Using History to Inform Development

    Seiten 88 - 101
  9. Some Cultural Representations of Disability in Jordan: Concepts and Beliefs

    Seiten 102 - 113
  10. Bio-Medical versus Indigenous Approaches to Disability

    Seiten 114 - 121
  11. The Use of Non-Western Approaches for Special Education in the Western World. A Cross-Cultural Approach

    Seiten 122 - 132
  12. Concepts of Disability with Regard to Migrants

    Meanings of Disability for Culturally Diverse and Immigrant Families of Children with Disabilities

    Seiten 135 - 145
  13. Social Welfare or Socio-Political Entitlement: Disabled People Caught between the Poles of Their Tunisian Origin and Acculturative Pressures

    Seiten 146 - 153
  14. The Problem of Special-Educational Advancement of Children from Migrant Families - Integrative Help in the Regular Schools to Prevent Multiple Processes of Social Separation

    Seiten 154 - 166
  15. Disability and Knowledge Transfer in the Field of Development Cooperation

    Local Knowledge and International Collaboration in Disability Programs

    Seiten 169 - 177
  16. Possibilities for Working with Cultural Knowledge in the Rehabilitation of Mine Victims in Luena, Angola

    Seiten 178 - 191
  17. Socio-Cultural Representation of Disability in Target Groups of Rehabilitation Work: Examples from Handicap International Projects

    Seiten 192 - 198
  18. Incorporation of Knowledge of Social and Cultural Factors in the Practice of Rehabilitation Projects

    Seiten 199 - 207
  19. The Importance of Cultural Context in Training for CBR and Other Community Disability Services

    Seiten 208 - 221
  20. Western(ised) Personnel from the Practice of Rehabilitation Projects versus Local Cultures

    Seiten 222 - 233
  21. Differing Perceptions of the Principle of Parent Participation: Implications for Asian Families of Children with Disabilities

    Seiten 234 - 241
  22. Formal Handling Routines. Child Rearing Practices in Jamaica and Their Relevance to Rehabilitation Work

    Seiten 242 - 248
  23. "Nothing about us without us." Case Studies of Self-Help Movements

    Meeting Women's Needs. Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Practice of Rehabilitation Projects

    Seiten 251 - 267
  24. "We don't need to be cured first in order to live": Self-Help in Oaxaca, Mexico (An Account of an Interviw with German Perez Cruz)

    Seiten 268 - 273
  25. The Pan-African Movement of People with Disabilities

    Seiten 274 - 276
  26. Self-Determined Living in Germany

    Seiten 277 - 282
  27. Towards New Approaches in the Study of Disability in an Intercultural Framework

    General Issues in Research on Local Concepts and Beliefs about Disability

    Seiten 285 - 296
  28. Developing Local Concepts of Disability: Cultural Theory and Research Prospects

    Seiten 297 - 302
  29. Towards a Methodology for Dis-ability Research among Ethno-Cultural Minorities

    Seiten 303 - 313
  30. Disability Research in Cultural Contexts: Beyond Methods and Techniques

    Seiten 314 - 322
  31. Some Thoughts on Definitions and a Methodology of Cross-Cultural Research Pertaining to Disability

    Seiten 323 - 331
  32. Issues of Disability Assessment in War Zones

    Seiten 332 - 342
  33. The Participatory Rapid Appraisal Method of Research on Cultural Representations of Disability in Jordan

    Seiten 343 - 351
  34. Using Historical Anthropology to Think Disability

    Seiten 352 - 380
  35. Authors

    Seiten 381 - 388
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15. September 2015, 384 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-0040-1
Dateigröße: 2.7 MB


Brigitte Holzer

Brigitte Holzer, Deutschland

Arthur Vreede

Arthur Vreede, Wissenschaftler, Deutschland

Gabriele Weigt

Gabriele Weigt, Wissenschaftlerin, Deutschland

Brigitte Holzer / Arthur Vreede / Gabriele Weigt (eds.)
Disability in Different Cultures Reflections on Local Concepts
transcript Verlag
15. September 2015
Kultur, Körper
Social Sciences, Cultural Studies
Globalisierung, Body, Culture, Disability Studies, Interculturalism, Cultural Studies

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