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Title:Special issue: disability & gender
Editors:Mohamed, Kharnita
Shefer, Tamara
Year:2015
Periodical:Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity (ISSN 2158-978X)
Volume:29
Issue:2
Pages:183
Language:English
City of publisher:Durban
Publisher:Agenda Feminist Media
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:people with disabilities
women
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ragn20/29/2
Abstract:Most individuals living with disability are rendered invisible in their societies and represented as the 'other'. This special issue of 'Agenda' focuses on women's experience of disability across multiple contexts and in relation to different identities and practices such as sexuality, mothering, leadership and work. Articles included here foreground the intersectionality of disability for women, that is how gender and other forms of social identity and power are interwoven with the experience of disability, and which shapes disabled women's experiences of being in the world. Most articles further illustrate how women's experiences of disability are characterised by practices of stigma, marginalisation and 'othering'. Prominent themes represented include experiences of sexuality and relationships, motherhood, gender-based violence, challenges in leadership, representations of gendered disability in popular and public contexts, and resistance and challenge to dominant negative constructions of disabled women. Contributors: Kharnita Mohamed & Tamara Shefer, Talia Meer & Helene Combrinck, Jacqueline Moodley & Lauren Graham, Maretha de Waal, Maheshvari Naidu, Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan, Christine Peta, Judith McKenzie & Harsha Kathard, Adhis Chetty, Sibusisiwe Siphelele Mavuso & Pranitha Maharaj, Clare Harvey, Shanaaz Majiet & Adelene Africa, Ken Lipenga, Lliane Loots, Gabi Mkhize. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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