Disability and Colonialism: (Dis)Encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities

Disability and Colonialism Dis Encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities The mapping control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest This book draws together a rich collection of diverse yet rigorous papers that aim to expo

  • Title: Disability and Colonialism: (Dis)Encounters and Anxious Intersectionalities
  • Author: Karen Soldatic Shaun Grech
  • ISBN: 9781138645738
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains present in the establishment, maintenance and continuation of colonial structureThe mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains present in the establishment, maintenance and continuation of colonial structures of power Disability as a site of historical analysis has become critically important to understanding colonial relations of power and the ways in which gender and identity are defined through colonial categorisations of the body Thus, there is a growing prominence of disability within the historical literature Yet, there are few international anthologies that traverse a critical level of depth on the subject domain This book fills a critical gap in the historical literature and is likely to become a core reader for post graduate studies within disability studies, postcolonial studies and broadly across the humanities The chapters in this book were originally published as articles in Social Identities Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture.

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