Inclusion, disability and culture : an ethnographic perspective traversing abilities and challenges / Santoshi Halder, Lori Czop Assaf, editors.

Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
xl, 390 pages ; 24 cm
Inclusive learning and educational equity ; volume 3

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Sociology of disability.
People with disabilities -- Social conditions.
Disability studies.
Social integration.
This book provides a global and social examination of how disabilities are played out and experienced around the world. It presents auto-ethnographic perspectives on disability across cultures, societies, and countries by documenting individuals’ personal narratives, thought processes and reflections. Chapter authors share cross-cultural perspectives within and across various countries, such as India, Australia, United States, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Croatia, Brazil, South Africa, and Qatar. Adopting a self-reflective stance following qualitative research methodology, the chapter authors discuss the current challenges in the field. Next, they deconstruct disability identities, explore the complexities of communication with differently abled persons, examine inclusive policies, practices and interventions and present insights from caregivers. The book concludes with critical reflections and a look to the future of global diversity and inclusion.
Disability, culture, and identity in India and USA – Disability : a result of cultural ostracism
Perseverance pays
“Not everybody can take trips like this” : a Paralympian’s perspective on educating about disability around the world
When Gucci make hearing aids, I’ll be deaf : sensory impairment in later life and a need to define it according to identity
Looking back over my shoulder : through the disability’s mirror
From stigma to empowerment – A journey to reframe disability
There is no “Dis” in our abilities : acknowledging the experience of the differently-abled community
Communication with persons with disabilities vs. communication with differently abled persons
Empathetic communication : bridging differences in a global context
Severe communication disabilities in South Africa : challenges and enablers
Enriched audio description : working towards an inclusive museum experience
Inclusive practices in mainstream schools : an Australian perspective
Gifted and talented students : a review of the concept from Indian experience
Sociocultural construction of disability in Sri Lanka : charity to rights-based approach
accessibility and modernist architecture : the work of Oscar Niemeyer in Brazil
Individualized approach for inclusion of children with diverse behavioural needs
Employment and living with autism : personal, social and economic impact
Legislation, case law and current issues in inclusion for the United States, Australia and India
Better understanding the complex academic, mental health and health needs of children in the United States
Great expectations for the modern-day dispossessed : a personal journey
A journey in the spectrum
Global diversity and inclusion : critical reflections and future directions.
Includes bibliographical references.
Halder, Santoshi, editor.
Assaf, Lori Czop, editor.