Diverse Voices of Disabled Sexualities in the Global South

  • Paul Chappell
  • Marlene de Beer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Cultural Aesthetics of Disabled Sexual Lives and Bodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Xanthe Hunt, Leslie Swartz, Stine Hellum Braathen, Mark Carew, Mussa Chiwaula, Poul Rohleder
      Pages 33-53
    3. Shanali Perera
      Pages 75-76
  3. Desiring Disability: Love, Relationships and Sexual Intimacy

  4. Sexual Access, Citizenship and Rights

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 301-304

About this book


This volume aims to critically engage with constructs and experiences of disabled sexualities through Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. In doing so, it is hoped that the questions raised, relfections, analyses and arguments will provide readers with a catalyst through which to (re)think disabled sexualities from the perspective of the Global South. What makes this edited volume unique is besides chapters from emerging academics and disability activists who either live or work in the Global South, it also includes personal contributions from disabled people across the Global South. This volume takes a broad perspective on disabled sexualities addressing such areas as gender, race, culture, colonialism, body image, sexual pleasure, sexuality education, sexual access, sexual and reproductive health services, queer sexualities, and sexual rights and justice. The volume will be of interest to international and national organisations for people with disabilities, gender and sexuality researchers, health professionals, social workers, academics and students at all higher education and training institutions interested in disability, gender queer and sexuality studies.


disabled sexualities Global South Body image and disability disabled women in India Malawi South Africa Addis Ababa China reproductive health rights sexual justice research

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Chappell
    • 1
  • Marlene de Beer
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Diversity StudiesUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Social Work DepartmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78851-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78852-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site