The present seminar intends to shed lights on the cultural and social understandings of and practices around diverse forms of disability in different urban and rural settings around the world. One of the seminar’s goal will be to discuss related notions of normalcy, able-bodiedness, ableism, stigma as well as social in/exclusion and the multiple ways such inner social attitudes influence life experiences of people with mental and physical impairments. Therefore, the course aims at critically analyze the “western” and human rights notion of “disability” in order to underline the socio-cultural complexities around conditions of physical, sensory, and mental impairments. Schließen
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