Bookcover of Perceptions and Treatments of Persons with Disabilities Among the Igbo
Booktitle:

Perceptions and Treatments of Persons with Disabilities Among the Igbo

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2015-07-20 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-659-75597-2

ISBN-10:
3659755974
EAN:
9783659755972
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The concept of disability has been examined from various cultural perspectives across the globe including Nigeria and found to be perceived differently in every culture. In Nigerian society, persons with disabilities have been incorrectly understood, which has led to their negative perception and treatment. Experience has shown that the beliefs a group of individuals hold about the causes of a disability, to a large extent, affect their attitudes toward persons with disability. Similarly, the perception of the cause of disability determines the kind of treatment meted. In Igbo culture, for instance, a disability may be attributed to the wrath of the gods, in which case the person is killed or thrown into an evil forest to be devoured by wild animals. The irony is that this treatment is given despite the level of intelligence the disabled person possesses. This attitude is inhuman and, therefore, sets the Igbo people backward instead of forward. It is towards this end that the author is concerned about what can be done to correct these erroneous beliefs and cause a shift in stand. This will move the society forward and cause the Igbo people to move to higher heights.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Anne Nwanyieze Okwudire
Number of pages:
56
Published on:
2015-07-20
Stock:
Available
Category:
Other
Price:
23.90 €
Keywords:
attitudes, Beliefs, culture, Disability, perceptions, Treatment, Igbo people, Persons with Disabilities

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