This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability
Chapter 35: Disability in the Developing World
Disability in the Developing World
During the past two decades, there has been a considerable increase in professional interest concerning disability and rehabilitation in what may be called the developing world—most countries outside Europe and North America. The International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP) in 1981 played an ...