A Persian Alice in Disability Literature Wonderland: Disability Studies in Iran

Negin H. Goodrich


Exploring major requisites to establish an Iranian disability studies, the aim of this study is to determine how a local literature of disability can be formed in Iran, as well as how the Iranian and global disability studies might interchange disability knowledge. In an analysis of the responses to a qualitative questionnaire, three themes emerged: rudimentary resources, disability literature, and political prerequisites. Accordingly, human and financial resources, a bank of Farsi and English literature on disability, as well as developing academic relations between Iranian and international disability scholars (as an outcome of improving the Iran-USA political affairs) are essential to form a local disability studies in Iran and to engage it in the global discussions of disability studies.

Keywords: disability, global disability studies, Iran




disability; global disability studies; Iran

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/dsq.v34i2.4255

Copyright (c) 2014 Negin H. Goodrich

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