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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

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.


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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

About the editors

Dr. Paul Chappell is a researcher in the Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Ms Marlene de Beer is a lecturer at the Social Work Department, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Diverse Voices of Disabled Sexualities in the Global South
  • Editors Paul Chappell
    Marlene de Beer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-78851-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-07663-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-78852-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Disability Studies
    Gender and Sexuality
    Social Work
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“This important text brings a host of new voices to the field of disability and sexuality, beginning an essential, broadening corrective to our academic imaginary in this area. The culturally and geographically diverse contributors fling open a window to new stories and ways of being, urgently demanding that we pay attention. It is essential reading for scholars in disability and sexuality, and is set to catalyse a wealth of new research in Global South contexts.” (Dr Brian Watermeyer, Senior Research Officer, Clinical Psychologist, Disability Studies Programme, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa)