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Power, politics and rehabilitation in sub-Saharan Africa: from the personal to the political

Campbell, Catherine (2011) Power, politics and rehabilitation in sub-Saharan Africa: from the personal to the political. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 (17-18). pp. 1699-1701. ISSN 0963-8288

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Abstract

This article discusses the complexities of facilitating community-based rehabilitation in resource-poor contexts in Sub-Saharan Africa. It does so through a reflection on the book Able-Bodied: Scenes from a Curious Life, written by Leslie Swartz, a South African expert on disability in the context of international development. Swartz uses his own personal experiences as son of a disabled father as a springboard for reflections on his long involvement in the often-fraught areas of disability research and activism. He pays particular attention to the way in which emotions shape the struggles around expertise and power that bedevil disability identity politics. In particular, his work highlights how the complex dynamics of race, class and disability undermine the effectiveness of the movement.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://informahealthcare.com/loi/dre
Additional Information: © 2011 Informa
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Psychology
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 08:23
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38089/

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