Geodisability knowledge: watching for global north impositions

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Campbell, Fiona Kumari. 2009. "Geodisability knowledge: watching for global north impositions." Development Bulletin. 73, pp. 48-63.
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Geodisability knowledge: watching for global north impositions

ERA Journal ID212268
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AuthorCampbell, Fiona Kumari
Journal TitleDevelopment Bulletin
Journal Citation73, pp. 48-63
Number of Pages6
Year2009
PublisherDevelopment Studies Network Ltd.
Place of PublicationCanberra
ISSN1035-1132
Web Address (URL)https://crawford.anu.edu.au/rmap/devnet/devnet/db-73.pdf
Abstract

Critical disability studies have shown that disability has been geographically and culturally defined and regulated by Western Governments. Thus, disability has history and context(Campbell 2008;Thomson 1997). This paper focuses on the impact these processes may have on people with disability inSri Lanka. An underlying dilemma presented here concerns the relationship between philosophy and action. A critique of the universalist approach to disability governance could occur through a critical appraisal of globalisation. However, some writers would argue that a focus on globalisation is a distraction from a more pressing concern; the continued Eurocentricism of knowledge and the domination of the Global North in social policy, law reform and research (Alatas 2006; Connell 2007). I argue that the United Nations delimits and denotes the kinds of bodies known as ‘disabled’ and this culture of knowledge production controls notions of difference.

KeywordsUN policy; globalisation & knowledge; geodisability; disability studies; Sri Lanka;
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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