Geodisability Knowledges - Watching for Global North Impositions

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Title Geodisability Knowledges - Watching for Global North Impositions
Author Campbell, Fiona Kumari Anne
Journal Name Development Bulletin
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Canberra
Publisher Australian Development Studies Network, The Australian National University
Abstract Critical disability studies have shown that disability has been geographically and culturally defined and regulated by Western Governments. Thus, disability has history and context (Campbell 2008; Thomson 1997). This paper focuses on the impact these processes may have on people with disability in Sri Lanka. An underlying dilemma presented here concerns the relationship between philosophy and action. A critique of the universalist approach to disability governance could occur through a critical appraisal of globalisation. However, some writers would argue that a focus on globalisation is a distraction from a more pressing concern; the continued Eurocentricism of knowledge and the domination of the Global North in social policy, law reform and research (Alatas 2006; Connell 2007). I argue that the United Nations delimits and denotes the kinds of bodies known as ‘disabled’ and this culture of knowledge production controls notions of difference.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Development Studies Network. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 73
Page from 48-
Page to 63
Date Accessioned 2009-12-09
Language en_US
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Publication Type Non Refereed Journal Articles
Publication Type Code c2

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