“Nací de nuevo:” Examining the Functions of a Prosthetic Limb through the Lived Experiences of People in México
80% of the people living with a disability live in developing countries (WHO 2018). With this being said, there is limited social research examining the experiences of this population (Connell 2011; Meekosha 2011). This thesis seeks to gain an understanding of the broad functions of a lower-limb prosthesis through the lived experiences of people living in México. Through the use of qualitative data collected from participants living in Oaxaca, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Cuernavaca, the conversation on the “functionality” of a prosthetic limb has been expanded to include the social function that the prosthesis serves in the roles of navigating social spaces, social re-integration, and social pressures of living as a prosthetic limb user.
Sociology|Latin American Studies|Disability studies
Renteria, Roger Andrew, "“Nací de nuevo:” Examining the Functions of a Prosthetic Limb through the Lived Experiences of People in México" (2019). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI27668966.