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Cultural beliefs and attitudes about disability in East Africa

STONE-MACDONALD, Angi
BUTERA, Gretchen
2012

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"This interpretive literature review of cultural beliefs and attitudes about disability in East Africa identified themes in four categories including (a) the causes of disability, (b) attitudes towards disability, (c) treatment of people with disabilities, and (d) language about disability. Referencing the medical, social, and pluralistic frameworks for conceptualizing disability, the authors sought to compare and contrast East Africa with perspectives about disability common in the developed world. Implications for policy and practice are discussed"
Review of Disability Studies : An International Journal, Vol 8, Issue 1

Zip zip my brain harts

BUCKLAND, Angela
et al
2006

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This book contains photographs by Angela Buckland interspersed with text by researchers interested in disability issues. Its aim is to..."increase public awareness of the needs and human rights of disabled people and their families"

CBR works best the way local people see it and build it

MILES, M
January 2003

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"The growth in availability of practical information by which people may manage disability in home and local community, and some problems of transmission and cultural adaptation, are reviewed. There is a growing menace of simplistic globalised packages, promoted by deeply confused 'flying experts', ignoring or dismissing the indigenous concepts, knowledge and skills that are essential to success in disability service innovation"
Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, Vol 14, No 1

Sociocultural influences on disability status in Puerto Rican children

GANOTTI, Mary E
HANDWERKER, W Penn
GROCE, Nora Ellen
CRUZ, Cynthia
September 2001

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This article describes culturally defined meanings of childhood function and disability in Puerto Rico to provide a context for the interpretation of test scores from the Spanish translation of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI). More than 600 Puerto Rican teachers, parents and caregivers of children with and without disabilities, and members of the general community participated in ethnographic interviews, which were designed to describe their beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge about childhood function and disability

Multiculturalism, chronic illness and disability

GROCE, Nora Ellen
ZOLA, Irving Kenneth
1991

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This paper advocates that to better service children and adults who have a chronic illness or disability within the multicultural society of the US, it is imperative that people understand the cultural beliefs and attitudes that determine behaviours, guide decisions, and effect interactions with the broader society

Stigma research and action

STIGMA RESEARCH AND ACTION (SRA)

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"Stigma Research and Action (SRA) is an open access journal that provides a multi-disciplinary, international forum for the presentation of scholarly research pertaining to prejudice and discrimination that is caused by health conditions, disabilities, or membership in marginalized social or cultural groups." The Journal publishes original research articles (empirical, theoretical, and qualitative accounts), reviews, position papers, editorials, commentaries, and book reviews to inform research, policy, and practice
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