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Trapped Between Ableism And Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections On Disability And Employment In India

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Trapped Between Ableism And Neoliberalism : Critical Reflections On Disability And Employment In India. / Kumar, Arun; Sonpal, Deepa; Hiranandani, Vanmala.

In: Disability Studies Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2012.

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Kumar, A, Sonpal, D & Hiranandani, V 2012, 'Trapped Between Ableism And Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections On Disability And Employment In India', Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 3. <http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/3235/3109>

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Kumar A, Sonpal D, Hiranandani V. Trapped Between Ableism And Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections On Disability And Employment In India. Disability Studies Quarterly. 2012;32(3).

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Kumar, Arun ; Sonpal, Deepa ; Hiranandani, Vanmala. / Trapped Between Ableism And Neoliberalism : Critical Reflections On Disability And Employment In India. In: Disability Studies Quarterly. 2012 ; Vol. 32, No. 3.

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