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Leprosy in South India: The Paradox of Disablement as Enablement

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Title:Leprosy in South India: The Paradox of Disablement as Enablement
Authors:Staples, James
Keywords:social anthropology
leprosy
South India
Date Issued:2005
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Citation:Staples, J. (2005). Leprosy in South India: The Paradox of Disablement as Enablement. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 1(4).
Series:vol. 1, no. 4
Abstract:Rooted in ethnographic fieldwork with people affected by leprosy in India, this article argues that certain impairments, in certain social contexts, are simultaneously disabling and enabling. This paradox poses difficult challenges, not only for those working with individuals affected with leprosy, but for disability activists and policy-makers.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58202
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 1, No. 4


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