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Psychology in India, Volume 3 by Girishwar Misra

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The Psychology of Disabled People

Anita Ghai

Disability research is about researching oppression, and I would argue…that researchers should be espousing commitment, not value freedom, engagement not objectivity, and solidarity not independence. There is no independent haven or middle ground when researching oppression: academics and researchers can only be with the oppressors or with the oppressed.

 

Colin Barnes (1996, p. 110)

INTRODUCTION

Historically, personalities such as, Sūrdās, the famous Hindi poet, Ashtāvakra, the renowned Indian saint and scholar, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Beethoven, Helen Keller, and many others bear testimony to the fact that, disability did not deter them from contributing significantly to their chosen areas of ...

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