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The Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa

Edited by: Tsitsi Chataika

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138242333
eBook ISBN: 9781315278650
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This comprehensive ground-breaking southern African-centred collection spans the breadth of disability research and practice. Reputable and emerging scholars, together with disability advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to prove, challenge and shift commonly held social understanding of disability in traditional discourses, frontiers and practices in prominent areas such as inter/national development, disability studies, education, culture, health, religion, gender, sports, tourism, ICT, theatre, media , housing and legislation.


This handbook provides a body of interdisciplinary analyses suitable for the development of disability studies in southern Africa. Through drawing upon and introducing resources from several disciplines, theoretical perspectives and personal narratives from disability activists, it reflects on disability and sustainable development in southern Africa. It also addresses a clear need to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives and narratives on disability and sustainable development in ways that do not undermine disability politics advanced by disabled people across the world. The handbook further acknowledges and builds upon the huge body of literature that understands the social, cultural, educational, psychological, economic, historical and political facets of the exclusion of disabled people.


The handbook covers the following broad themes:

? Disability inclusion, ICT and sustainable development

? Access to education, from early childhood development up to higher education

? Disability, employment, entrepreneurship and community-based rehabilitation

? Religion, gender and parenthood

? Tourism, sports and accessibility

? Compelling narratives from disability activists on societal attitudes toward disability, media advocacy, accessible housing and social exclusion.

Thus, this much-awaited handbook provides students, academics, practitioners, development partners, policy makers and activists with an authoritative framework for critical thinking and debates that inform policy and practice in incomparable ways, with the view to promoting inclusive and sustainable development.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Leave no one behind Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Reflections on the development of the National Disability Mainstreaming Plan in Lesotho Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Theatre for development Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Building sustainable communities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Experiences of disabled people in using information and communication technology in Mozambique Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Personal reflections of disabled women on access to early childhood education in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Educating deaf children in mainstream and special secondary school settings Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model in changing the discourse of disability to promote inclusive education in zambia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Examining the effectiveness of the special class model in zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  11:  When rights are discretionary Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Access, equality and inclusion of disabled students within south african further and higher educational institutions Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Community-based rehabilitation for inclusive social development in southern Africa Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Employment, entrepreneurship and sustainable development issues in southern Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Enhancing realistic hopes and aspirations toward vocational choices Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The ‘unholy trinity’ against disabled people in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Addressing disability and gender in education development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Socio-economic barriers faced by women with disabilities in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Disability, intimacy and parenthood Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Disability and tourism in southern africa Download PDF
Chapter  21:  State and status of wheelchair basketball facilities in Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mobile outreach seating clinics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  A citizen of two worlds Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Disability advocacy through media Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Disability advocacy in action Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The security guard who turned the lawyer into a disability activist Download PDF
Chapter  27:  ‘For I know the plans that I have for you’ Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Concluding remarks and future direction Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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