Situating Disabled Sexual Voices in the Global South
Despite the increased volume of disability and sexuality research studies, most of these are situated in the Global North. As a result, scholarship surrounding disabled sexualities in the Global South tends to remain ‘in the closet’ and are less publicised. Moreover, not too dissimilar to the constructs of the sexualities of colonised bodies, the discourse of disabled sexualities in the Global South has also been subject to the same ahistorical and apolitical disregard. Based on this premise, the following chapter aims to situate disabled sexual voices in the Global South by critically exploring the histories of sexualities and how ‘sexual truths’ have shaped our understandings of disabled sexualities in the Global South. The chapter also introduces other contributions included in the book.
KeywordsDisability Sexuality Global south Colonialism Histories
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