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dc.contributor.advisor Rieker, Martina Omarah, Nahla 2019-09-09T08:24:02Z 2019-09-09T22:00:07Z Summer 2019 en_US 2019-09-09
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores disability as a relational model and how stigma is produced within an Egyptian domain. This study focuses not only on People with Disabilities (PWDs) but rather on their primary caregivers i.e. parents and siblings. I examine how stigma affects the relationship between caregivers and their disabled family members. I also explore how some relatives run the risk of being stigmatized themselves by association develop a ‘stigmaphile response’. Thus, exploring the notion of concern that is inevitable in caregiver-PWD relationship and how this embodies individuals into new subjectivities under society’s control. Furthermore, this thesis aims at finding a way to combat the stereotypes that arise from being associated with PWDs and also aims at shifting people’s perspectives into considering that disability should not be categorized it is too diverse and many aspects which differ from one disability to the other thus cannot be categorized in to a “new gender”. My goal is to help find a way to eradicate the “shame” that surrounds the word “disability” in order for individuals to be able to enjoy a quality of life without fear, blame and exclusion. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship I would to thank my family for their support and AUC for giving me the opportunity to learn and study. I would also like to thank my committee for their patience, comments and time. I would like to thank my supervisor Martina Rieker for her endless support, patience, time and help. I learned a lot from you. Thank you. en_US
dc.format.extent 080 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.subject Stigma en_US
dc.subject Concern en_US
dc.subject Embodied Relationality en_US
dc.subject People with Disabilities en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Caregivers and people with disabilities: relational embodiment of stigma and concern in Egypt en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Gender and Women's Studies in the Middle East/North Africa en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Cynthia Nelson Center for Gender and Women's Studies en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Sabea, Hanan
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rizzo, Helen

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