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Psicologia para América Latina

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GESSER, Marivete  and  MELLO, Anahí Guedes de. Politicizing disability, producing crip thought in the Global South. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2021, n.36, pp. 129-138. ISSN 1870-350X.

This paper aims to report the work carried out at the Center for Disability Studies at UFSC, awarded with the first edition of the Marcus Matraga Award from ULAPSI, for the politicization of disability and the promotion of anti-ableist struggles. To this end, based on the theoretical foundation of the disability studies in a feminist perspective and on the crip theory, training activities were developed (study groups, scientific events, and lectures); production of guidance materials; and articulation with national and international research networks. The work carried out has contributed to spreading the intersectional understanding of disability and ableism; to spread Disability Studies to different areas of knowledge; to situate the anti-ableist struggles as belonging to all people and promoting the redefinition of the experience of disability. Finally, the work showed the power of diffusing disability studies for people with disabilities as subversive to ableist narratives and eminently emancipatory.

Keywords : disability studies; ableism; human rights; social emancipation.

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