Regarding a post to <[log in to unmask]>,
cross-posted to several other lists and individuals:
My questioning is sensitive -- and I want to be respectful.
This is one of those "there's no right way to say this" messages,
especially in the context of cultural differences. I trust that peole will
see that there is no offense intended in my writing.
When I began to read the CFP noted below (considering possibilities of
contributing an article), I initially thought in terms of my own areas of
expertise: i.e., certain kinds of so-called "invisible" disabilties (in the
context of the so-called "Developed World").
When I looked at the categories included (below), I wondered how (if at
all) my perspectives might be useful.
I am a bit puzzled by the broad title "Women & Disability" -- perhaps there
will be an explanatory sub-title?
I wonder whether the intent is to be of focus on India / South Asian ?
At this time, I offer my questions to this list -- rather than to the
book's Editor. Because i am not just looking to find out what this
particular Editor is seking: I am interested to know people's opinions on
I am wanting to know what people would expect in a book which originates
from a university in India and is entitled "Women & Disability." And what
might people expect in a South Asian Conference on the subject in the year
With the range of topics - anyone of them could be several volumes and many
dissertations. So, I do not have a sense of where/how such a book would be
In categorizing "types of disability" for considering their "impact on
women" -- how might different cultures choose what "types of disabilties"
to consider? And, how does considering their "impact on women" isolate
[ghettoize?] the resultant conversation? Or does it?
If so much of disabiity is social, then how are the cutural issues to be
explored? As threads woven through narrative? As directly stated topic? As
(With reagrd to writings on Women & Disability themes, I must admit that I
am more familiar with academic publications from North America than from
elswehere. Also, that I have seen some quite informative non-academic
publications from Britain and Africa (both more than a decade old), as well
as from North America.
Well, having gone out on a limb, I hope I have opened a fruitful topic for
public dialogue, and without offense. Thank you.
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> > Re: Calls for articles regarding Women & Disability.
> > We are bringing out a volume on "Women & Disability" edited by Prof.
> > (Dr) Asha Hans, Coordinator Centre For Women's Studies, Utkal
> > University.... To give you an idea the book will cover the following:
> > 4. Different types of disability and its impact on women :
> > i. Spinal Cord Injuries
> > ii. Speech & Hearing
> > iii. Locomotor
> > iv. Visual
> > v. Mental retardation
> > 13. Armed conflict / landmines and women with disabilities.
> > The writings will reflect our concerns on women's disablity. They
> > could be issue or country specific. We invite an article from you in
> > your area of expertise..... of great interest worldwide as very little
> > work has been done in the area of women and disabilities. We hope to
> > organize a South Asian Conference on the subject in the year 2000.
> > India
> > email: [log in to unmask]