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Disability and Poverty in the Global South : Renegotiating Development in Guatemala.

By: Grech, Shaun.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development: Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (316 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137307989.Subject(s): Disabilities -- Economic aspects | Economic development -- Guatemala | Guatemala -- Economic conditions | Guatemala -- Social conditions | People with disabilities -- Guatemala -- Economic conditions | Poverty -- GuatemalaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Disability and Poverty in the Global South : Renegotiating Development in GuatemalaDDC classification: 320 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Contents -- List of Figures and Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Terminology -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1. Disability, Poverty and Development: Mapping the Terrain -- International development meets disability: (dis)encounters -- From the MDGs to Post-2015 -- The rights-based discourse -- The economic argument -- Disability and poverty -- Beyond the rhetoric: disjuncture -- Changing times, unchanging habits -- Disability studies 'meets' the global South: on Eurocentric disciplining -- 'Disability and development': cool lingo, but where's it all going? -- 1. Empirical gaps -- 2. Disability, but no disability narrative -- 3. From North to South: the West knows best -- 4. Metanarratives and miracle pills -- 5. Inwards, close, don't question -- 6. From simple to simplify: generalise and export -- This book: objectives, trajectories and approaches -- A book from the fringes -- The research that informs -- This book is not … some caveats -- Mapping things out -- 2. Guatemala: Landscapes -- Guatemala: context, space and place -- A brief map of poverty and inequality -- Historicising: a brief and partial reading -- From colonial to neocolonial -- Legacies: violence, impunity and racism -- Neoliberal globalisation: on disabling development practices -- Disability in Guatemala -- Numbers -- Legislative and service development -- 3. Disability in the Spaces of Poverty: Critical Theoretical Introductions -- We're all poor here! Multifaceted, dynamic, shared poverty -- Defining disability: complex fluid terrains -- On personhood -- Personhood interruptus: embodied experiences and fissures in 'normality' -- Embodied experiences: bodies of pain, bodies of resistance -- God: an affordable painkiller -- Disability is heterogeneous -- Differential disability: interacting dimensions.
Gendered experiences: power, ideology and (re)presentation -- From feminisation to emasculation -- Attitudes: differential, hybrid and hybridising -- 4. Disability and Poverty: Connections and Transitions -- Disability and poverty: not a cycle -- The poverty that's been there, the poverty that's shared -- All humans are vulnerable -- Not all wind up with the same poverty, a poverty that changes -- Repositioning a tricky relationship: a fluid dynamic association -- On family impoverishment -- On resilience and resistance -- Becoming 'poorer': intersecting poverty dynamics -- Impaired mobility: the price of isolation -- Livelihoods: from fragmentation to destruction -- General lack of opportunities for paid labour -- Hard physical labour: the need for strong bodies -- Extensive time spent in hospital -- Unavailable and/or costly information -- Infrastructural barriers and costs -- Education, training and work placement -- Land: squeezing out the poorest -- Employer attitudes and self-employment obstacles -- Working bodies: stories of resilience -- Brief pause -- 5. Disability and Poverty: Connections and Transitions Part 2 -- Money matters: the financial costs of disability -- The costs of mobility -- Health-related costs -- Opportunity costs -- Bodies of pain: on health-care barriers -- From barriers to pain, from pain to poverty -- Dangerous practice: the perils of public health care -- Education: no panacea -- 6. The Disabled Family: From Survival Struggles to Collective Impoverishment -- Lucha no libre: coping strategies or desperate responses? -- Shifting production patterns: onto the fallow land -- Reduced consumption: tightening the belt below the breadline -- Rationing health care -- Rationing food: impacts on quantity and quality -- Deteriorating living environments -- Less schooling for children.
From hard to harder: changing family labour -- The weight of care: disabled livelihoods -- Working harder, and inductions into the world of poor labour -- Wives gone working: renegotiating intra-household relationships -- When children become workers -- It all goes: the trail of asset disposal -- Debt bondage and intergenerational poverty -- Intensifying demands on family: handouts for subsistence -- 7. (Un)transforming Structures: The Institutional Framework -- Social apartheid: on poverty and race -- The rich-poor divide -- Disinterest -- Devaluation -- Exploitation -- The rich are fleeting too -- Raced and disabled -- The organisations the poor know -- The politics of indifference and the poverty of policy -- The culture of fear and compliance -- The culture of gratitude -- Government in practice: poverty and disability-free spaces -- The disability council and its associations: playing with the rich -- Disability organisations: the national and international scenario -- The national landscape -- Small local DPOs: a glimmering hope, weak power connections -- The international scenario -- Non-disability-specific spaces: more organisational silence -- Communities of poverty and the saving hand of charity -- The culture of charity -- 8. Final Reflections -- Rights, policies, more rights: can we eat rights? -- Reflecting outwards: the call for a Critical Global Disability Studies -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Summary: Drawing from long term ethnographic work and practice in Guatemala, this incisive and interdisciplinary text brings in perspectives from critical disability studies, postcolonial theory and critical development to explore the various interactions and dynamics between disability and extreme poverty in rural areas.
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Cover -- Title -- Contents -- List of Figures and Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Terminology -- List of Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1. Disability, Poverty and Development: Mapping the Terrain -- International development meets disability: (dis)encounters -- From the MDGs to Post-2015 -- The rights-based discourse -- The economic argument -- Disability and poverty -- Beyond the rhetoric: disjuncture -- Changing times, unchanging habits -- Disability studies 'meets' the global South: on Eurocentric disciplining -- 'Disability and development': cool lingo, but where's it all going? -- 1. Empirical gaps -- 2. Disability, but no disability narrative -- 3. From North to South: the West knows best -- 4. Metanarratives and miracle pills -- 5. Inwards, close, don't question -- 6. From simple to simplify: generalise and export -- This book: objectives, trajectories and approaches -- A book from the fringes -- The research that informs -- This book is not … some caveats -- Mapping things out -- 2. Guatemala: Landscapes -- Guatemala: context, space and place -- A brief map of poverty and inequality -- Historicising: a brief and partial reading -- From colonial to neocolonial -- Legacies: violence, impunity and racism -- Neoliberal globalisation: on disabling development practices -- Disability in Guatemala -- Numbers -- Legislative and service development -- 3. Disability in the Spaces of Poverty: Critical Theoretical Introductions -- We're all poor here! Multifaceted, dynamic, shared poverty -- Defining disability: complex fluid terrains -- On personhood -- Personhood interruptus: embodied experiences and fissures in 'normality' -- Embodied experiences: bodies of pain, bodies of resistance -- God: an affordable painkiller -- Disability is heterogeneous -- Differential disability: interacting dimensions.

Gendered experiences: power, ideology and (re)presentation -- From feminisation to emasculation -- Attitudes: differential, hybrid and hybridising -- 4. Disability and Poverty: Connections and Transitions -- Disability and poverty: not a cycle -- The poverty that's been there, the poverty that's shared -- All humans are vulnerable -- Not all wind up with the same poverty, a poverty that changes -- Repositioning a tricky relationship: a fluid dynamic association -- On family impoverishment -- On resilience and resistance -- Becoming 'poorer': intersecting poverty dynamics -- Impaired mobility: the price of isolation -- Livelihoods: from fragmentation to destruction -- General lack of opportunities for paid labour -- Hard physical labour: the need for strong bodies -- Extensive time spent in hospital -- Unavailable and/or costly information -- Infrastructural barriers and costs -- Education, training and work placement -- Land: squeezing out the poorest -- Employer attitudes and self-employment obstacles -- Working bodies: stories of resilience -- Brief pause -- 5. Disability and Poverty: Connections and Transitions Part 2 -- Money matters: the financial costs of disability -- The costs of mobility -- Health-related costs -- Opportunity costs -- Bodies of pain: on health-care barriers -- From barriers to pain, from pain to poverty -- Dangerous practice: the perils of public health care -- Education: no panacea -- 6. The Disabled Family: From Survival Struggles to Collective Impoverishment -- Lucha no libre: coping strategies or desperate responses? -- Shifting production patterns: onto the fallow land -- Reduced consumption: tightening the belt below the breadline -- Rationing health care -- Rationing food: impacts on quantity and quality -- Deteriorating living environments -- Less schooling for children.

From hard to harder: changing family labour -- The weight of care: disabled livelihoods -- Working harder, and inductions into the world of poor labour -- Wives gone working: renegotiating intra-household relationships -- When children become workers -- It all goes: the trail of asset disposal -- Debt bondage and intergenerational poverty -- Intensifying demands on family: handouts for subsistence -- 7. (Un)transforming Structures: The Institutional Framework -- Social apartheid: on poverty and race -- The rich-poor divide -- Disinterest -- Devaluation -- Exploitation -- The rich are fleeting too -- Raced and disabled -- The organisations the poor know -- The politics of indifference and the poverty of policy -- The culture of fear and compliance -- The culture of gratitude -- Government in practice: poverty and disability-free spaces -- The disability council and its associations: playing with the rich -- Disability organisations: the national and international scenario -- The national landscape -- Small local DPOs: a glimmering hope, weak power connections -- The international scenario -- Non-disability-specific spaces: more organisational silence -- Communities of poverty and the saving hand of charity -- The culture of charity -- 8. Final Reflections -- Rights, policies, more rights: can we eat rights? -- Reflecting outwards: the call for a Critical Global Disability Studies -- Notes -- References -- Index.

Drawing from long term ethnographic work and practice in Guatemala, this incisive and interdisciplinary text brings in perspectives from critical disability studies, postcolonial theory and critical development to explore the various interactions and dynamics between disability and extreme poverty in rural areas.

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Shaun Grech is Director of The Critical Institute (TCI), Malta, Visiting Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and editor-in-chief of the international journal Disability and the Global South (DGS). He is also an activist and practitioner working with disabled people in rural Guatemala.

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