Disability and gender in the global South: the lived experiences of disabled women in Malaysia

Amin, Aizan Sofia (2014) Disability and gender in the global South: the lived experiences of disabled women in Malaysia. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Disability is argued to have some relation to gender and culture. However much disability and gender research is based on data collected in the Global North, and little is known about disabled women in the Global South. This thesis therefore sets to explore how disabled women in Malaysia experience their lives. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country located in the heart of South East Asia. It is now recognised as an upper-middle income country but was previously considered as a lower income country following its independence from Britain in 1957. Although the Malaysian government has developed significant disability provision, policies and legislations since the period of colonialism, disabled people still encounter major barriers in many aspects of their lives. More importantly research involving Malaysian disabled women is very limited and this study seeks to fill the gap.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: disability, gender, Global South, disabled women, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Watson, Prof Nick and Pearson, Dr Charlotte
Date of Award: 2014
Embargo Date: 22 September 2019
Depositing User: Dr Aizan Sofia Amin
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5451
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 10:39
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015 13:37
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5451

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