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Disability and Culture Benedicte Ingstad

Disability and Culture By Benedicte Ingstad

Disability and Culture by Benedicte Ingstad


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This collection of essays both reframes disability in terms of social processes and offers a global, multicultural perspective on the subject. It explores the significance of mental, sensory and motor impairments in light of fundamental, culturally determined assumptions about humanity.

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Disability and Culture by Benedicte Ingstad

Spurred by the United Nation's International Decade for Disabled Persons and medical anthropology's coming of age, anthropologists have recently begun to explore the effects of culture on the lives of the mentally and physically impaired. This major collection of essays both reframes disability in terms of social processes and offers for the first time a global, multicultural perspective on the subject. Using research undertaken in a wide variety of settings--from a longhouse in central Borneo to a community of Turkish immigrants in Stockholm--contributors explore the significance of mental, sensory, and motor impairments in light of fundamental, culturally determined assumptions about humanity and personhood.

About Benedicte Ingstad

Benedicte Ingstad is Professor of Medical Anthropology, University of Oslo. Susan Reynolds Whyte is Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.

Table of Contents

CONTRIBUTORS: Frank J. Bruun Patrick Devlieger Ronald Frankenberg Bernhard Helander Benedicte Ingstad Judith Monks Robert Murphy Ida Nicolaisen Lisbeth Sachs Nayinda Sentumbwe Aud Talle Susan Reynolds Whyte

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CIN0520083628G
9780520083622
0520083628
Disability and Culture by Benedicte Ingstad
Used - Good
Paperback
University of California Press
19950215
320
N/A
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