University of Iowa
I chose as my research topic disabled communities within Ghana and their relationships with different sources of power in Ghanaian society. To begin my analysis, I deconstructed the „disabled body‟ and established disability as an axis of identity that has bearing on social positioning. I explored the power dynamics that dictate the lives of minorities, particularly the lives of those with non-normative bodies. Using my interviews of disabled Ghanaians and my observations of disabled Ghanaians in public spaces, I analyzed how systems are felt in everyday life.
African Studies | Inequality and Stratification | Sociology of Culture
Spinks, Conner Chivone, "Body Politics Within the Body Politic: Ghanaian Disabled Communities and Their Relationships to Power" (2010). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 912.