Research Repository

Shooting Back and (re)framing: Challenging Dominant Representations of People with Physical Disabilities in South Africa

Hunt, Xanthe and Swartz, Leslie and Braathen, Stine Hellum and Carew, Mark and Chiwaula, Mussa and Rohleder, Poul (2019) 'Shooting Back and (re)framing: Challenging Dominant Representations of People with Physical Disabilities in South Africa.' In: Chappell, Paul and de Beer, Marlene, (eds.) Diverse Voices of Disabled Sexualities in the Global South. Springer, 22 - 53. ISBN 978-3-319-78851-7

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

The visual representation of people with physical disabilities has a history which is fraught. Disabled bodies have been variously portrayed as abnormal or abject, or else simply concealed. This mirrors social representations concerning the sexuality of disabled bodies which dictate that bodies which defy societal standards for normality cannot be sexual. People with physical disabilities are desexualised, a process sustained and maintained by their symbolic representation in the public imagining. Our chapter explores the ways in which photovoice can be used by people with physical disabilities in the global South to challenge dominant representations of their sexuality. Their images offer a valuable challenge to the moral and social agendas underlying societal thinking about and representing of bodies, sexuality and difference particularly relevant to the global South.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2020 10:22
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 10:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28408

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item