Vulnerability and Agency: Reframing Disability through the Capabilities Approach. A Case Study of Women with Physical Disabilities in Lusaka, Zambia

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dc.contributor.authorMeilleur Sarazin, Michèle
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-23T17:36:43Z
dc.date.available2012-11-23T17:36:43Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23534
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6223
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the concepts of vulnerability, agency, and actors with relation to the capability development and deprivation of women with physical disabilities in Lusaka, Zambia. Based in the human development paradigm and Sen and Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach, it seeks to critically explore what impact being born, raised, and living as a woman with a physical disability in a developing country has on the development of capabilities. It also seeks to identify and analyze the involved processes, actors, and environmental factors. A main finding is that capability deprivation for women with physical disabilities is not simply caused by disability, or by gender, but by a multitude of factors. These include: the environment, social contexts, and relative poverty in which the women live; the particular cultural repertoires that surround them; and the actors with whom they interact. However, disability can, and often does, exacerbate the complex life situations in which the women find themselves.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectdisability
dc.subjectagency
dc.subjectvulnerability
dc.subjectwomen
dc.subjectcapability
dc.subjectcapabilities
dc.subjectZambia
dc.subjectdevelopment
dc.subjectgender
dc.subjectactor
dc.subjectactors
dc.subjectfunctioning
dc.subjectfunctionings
dc.subjectActor's Oriented Approach
dc.subjectCapabilities Approach
dc.subjectAmartya Sen
dc.subjecthuman development
dc.titleVulnerability and Agency: Reframing Disability through the Capabilities Approach. A Case Study of Women with Physical Disabilities in Lusaka, Zambia
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentDéveloppement international et mondialisation / International Development and Global Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorMondain, Nathalie
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentDéveloppement international et mondialisation / International Development and Global Studies
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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