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Re-claiming Disability through Performance: The Significance of Self-representation in Kinshasa, D.R.Congo


Jori De Coster takes us through his enthographic data focusing on people with a physical disability and their everyday life in the urban environment of Kinshasa. The significance of the ‘Other’ is discussed and attention is directed to non-Western representations of disability. Read the abstract now or go to the full article in Issue I, Disability and the Problems of Representation.

Keywords: disability, performance, representation, city space, identity

DOI: 10.17774/CDJ12014.11.20575874

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Jori De Coster

Jori De Coster is a social and cultural anthropologist practicing at KU Leuven, Nederlands. Her critical eye and detailed research provide a perspective on disability issues that is valued in the field

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