Disability and Poverty

A Global Challenge

Edited by Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad

Disability and Poverty

Edited by Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad

Distributed for Bristol University Press

256 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2011
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781847428851 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only
This book is about being disabled and being poor and the social, cultural and political processes that link these two aspects of living. Environmental barriers, limited access to services and discriminatory attitudes and practice are among key elements that drive disabled people into poverty and keep them there. ’Disability and poverty’ explores the lived realities of people with disabilities from across the developing world and examines how the coping strategies of individuals and families emerge in different contexts.
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Notes on contributors

Introduction—Disability and poverty: a global challenge
Benedicte Ingstad and Arne H. Eide

1. Social inclusion of people with disabilities in poverty reduction policies and instruments: initial impressions from Malawi and Uganda
Margaret Wazakili, Tsitsi Chataika, Gubela Mji, Kudakwashe Dube and Malcolm MacLachlan

2. Disability, poverty and healthcare: changes in the canji ('disability') policies in the history of the People's Republic of China
Heidi Fjeld and Gry Sagli

3. Living conditions among people with disabilities in developing countries
Arne H. Eide, Mitch E. Loeb, Sekai Nhiwatiwa, Alister Munthali, Thabale J. Ngulube and Gert van Rooy

4. "No disabled can go here...": how education affects disability and poverty in Malawi
Stine Hellum Braathen and Mitch E. Loeb

5. "We too are disabled" disability grants and poverty politics in rural South Africa
Camilla Hansen and Susan R. Whyte

7. Where culture really matters: disability and well-being in Yemen
Benedicte Ingstad, Arwa Baider and Lisbet Grut

8. Disability and barriers in Kenya
Lisbet Grut, Joyce Olenja and Benedicte Ingstad

9. Disability and social suffering in Zimbabwe
Jennifer Muderedzi and Benedicte Ingstad

10. "My story started from food shortage and hunger": living with landmines in Cambodia
Merete Taksdal

11. Poverty as trauma: methodological problems when reality gets ugly
Hans Husum and Odd Edvardsen

Epilogue—Some concluding thoughts: the way ahead
Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad

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