The Fluid Connections and Uncertain Spaces of Women with Disabilities: Making Links Across and Beyond the Global South
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This chapter maps aspects of the gendered experiences of living with and alongside disability in the global South and highlight openings in related feminist analysis. There are two main foci: 1. Challenging universalized views of disability by questioning how women with disabilities are positioned, especially in the global South, and how their positionality, subjectivity, and intersectionality are understood in light of shifting global forces. 2. Addressing the feminist critique of disability, as it incorporates new gender theory and a broadened geopolitics of globalization via feminist postcolonial and postconventional thinking(Shildrick and Price 2005; Parekh 2007; Meekosha 2011). These theories have opened avenues for a provisional politics of embodied interdependency and transformative connections which lead to hopes of a geopolitically aware ethics of flourishing (Campbell 2011; Puar 2012a; Shildrick and Price 2005).
KeywordsGender Disability feminisms Northern feminisms Southern feminisms Sexuality Cultural practices Gendered understandings Disability locations
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