The cultural production of the 'disabled' person: Constructing student difference in Bhutanese schools

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The Himalayan country of Bhutan has witnessed monumental social and cultural
changes in only the last fifty years with the implementation and institutionalization of secular schooling. This ‘modern’ schooling has also served to newly construct and produce ‘disabled’ persons. Through a year of ethnographic fieldwork, I explored this construction of disability through the institution of schooling, and have organized these observations into four themes: physical, pedagogical, curricular, and linguistic.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-200
JournalAnthropology and Education Quarterly
Issue number2
Early online date14 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018


  • Bhutan, cultural production, disability, education