Disability and the Global South (DGS) Inaugural Issue

March 17, 2014
Source: Disability and the Global South

We are delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of the international journal Disability and the Global South (DGS). Proudly OPEN ACESS- all articles available and free for download online:



Disability and the Global South (DGS), 2014, Vol. 1 No. 1


Introducing Disability and the Global South (DGS): we are critical, we are open access!

Shaun Grech and Karen Soldatic



Youth with Disabilities in Law and Civil Society:  Exclusion and inclusion in public policy and NGO networks in Cambodia and Indonesia

Stephen Meyers, Valerie Karr and Victor Pineda

pp. 5-28

Performing the Stare in Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People             

Sagarika Chattopadhyay and Amarjeet Nayak

pp. 29-43

Disability Sport in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Economic Underdevelopment to Uneven Empowerment

Andrew Novak

pp. 44-63

Does Africa Dream of Androids?

Florence Okoye

pp. 64-84

Mendicidad y discapacidad en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires: un si­ntoma de nuevas formas de  vulnerabilidad social

Carolina Ferrante

pp. 85-106

Facilitating Disability Inclusion in Poverty Reduction Processes: Group Consensus Perspectives from Disability Stakeholders in Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone

Malcolm MacLachlan, Gubela Mji,  Tsitsi Chataika et al.

pp. 107-127

Disability, poverty and Education: perceived barriers and (dis)connections in rural Guatemala 

Shaun Grech

pp. 128-152


My ˜disability and development' journey: reflections

Myroslava Tataryn

pp. 153-160

Construyendo historias y sonando con utopias: a proposito de la Red de Rehabilitacion Basada en Comunidad (RBC) de las Americas

Solangel Garci­a-Ruiz

pp. 161-171

Critical reflections on the usefulness of the 3rd Regional Conference on Community based Rehabilitation (CBR) in the Americas in Medellin

Joerg Weber

pp. 172-180


La investigacion en discapacidad en Venezuela: primeros aportes del siglo XXI. Manuel Aramayo Zamora. Editado por Universidad Monteavila. Coleccion Discapacidad. ISBN 978-980-6769-17-5

Monica Pena

pp. 181-183

Una Vida Sin Palabras (A Life Without Words), directed by Adam Isenberg, colour, 71 minutes 2011. Zela Film (Istanbul), distributor: Documentary Educational Resources

Lucy Burke and Thomas Rudman

pp. 184-187


DGS provides an interdisciplinary platform prioritising material that is critical, challenging, and engaging from a range of epistemological perspectives and disciplines.The joural aims to create opportunities to develop greater dialogue, collaboration and knowledge sharing between the Global South and North and to develop theory and critical research grounded in local deliberations. DGS publishes articles in both English and Spanish and prioritises underrepresented regions, notably Latin America. It also seeks to maintain an interactive dialogue with advocates and activists providing an additional section dedicated to this.

For more information: www.dgsjournal.org
Email: Shaun Grech (Journal Editor): editorialdgs@gmail.com