Historically, anthropological studies of disability were often intellectually segregated, considered the province of those in medical and applied anthropology. We show the growing incorporation of disability in the discipline on its own terms by bringing in the social, activist, reflexive, experiential, narrative, and phenomenological dimensions of living with particular impairments. We imagine a broad future for critical anthropological studies of disability and argue that as a universal aspect of human life this topic should be foundational to the field - http://as.nyu.edu/anthropology.html
Anthropological Theories of Disability; Allison Ruby Reid-Cunningham; School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, California. The field of anthropology has contributed to knowledge about cultural relevance, cultural relativity, and defined the meanings of culture (Klotz, 2003). The concept of culture is important to anthropological study of disability because the lens of culture may be applied to disability in a variety of ways: Disability may be considered a culture, culture may be considered a disability, and cultural norms and values influence conceptions of disability (McDermott & Herve, 1995).
Engaging Anthropology in Disability Studies; Methodological Issues Related to The Rapport and Data Collection while Qualitative Researches in Special Andragogy Areas.
Stigma, community, ethnography: Joan Ablon's contribution to the anthropology of impairment-disability.
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|6 - Foundations of Human Health - A Genetic Checkup - Georgia Institute of Technology.|
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