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Disabilities, colonisation and globalisation: how the very possibility of a disability identity was compromised for the ‘insane’ in India

Bhargavi V Davar

in Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314578
eISBN:
9781447314608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

On 1 October 2007, the Government of India ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). This chapter argues that colonialism and post colonialism - in ... More


Advancing the rights of users and survivors of psychiatry using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Tina Minkowitz

in Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314578
eISBN:
9781447314608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is a transcript of an interview with Tina Minkowitz, who represented the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in the drafting and negotiation of the Convention on the ... More


Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

Helen Spandler, Helen Spandler, Jill Anderson, and Bob Sapey (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447314578
eISBN:
9781447314608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Whether mental health problems should be viewed as disabilities is a pressing concern, especially since the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with ... More


Identity Constructions for ‘Mentally Disturbed’ Women: Identities versus Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar

in Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

‘Healthing’ is a process and an everyday practice, and women struggle with establishing a routine about it, which we can repeat every day. What brings sustaining states of wellness and freedom from a ... More


Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar and T. K. Sundari Ravindran (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Steeped in archaic and narrow colonial attitudes towards people of ‘unsound mind’, the discourse on mental health in India, as also the public apparatus dealing with it, are rigid, exclusionary and ... More


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