(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Precarious lives in the Global South : on being disabled in Guyana

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, CANADA


This article examines impairment and disability as outcomes of processes of social embodiment that unfold in an unequal global capitalist order. Drawing on interviews conducted with disabled women and men in Guyana, it illustrates how colonial and neo-colonial relations of power and processes of development give rise to material conditions of life such as extreme poverty and male violence that contribute to impairment and disability. It concludes by discussing the article's contributions, challenges in developing southern perspectives on impairment and disability, and the need to address socio-spatial injustices experienced by disabled people in the global South


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no2 [pp. 340-358]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/anti.12046

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