Disability as a Social Construct : Legislative Roots, Hardback Book

Disability as a Social Construct : Legislative Roots Hardback

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Wounded soldiers, injured workers, handicapped adults, and physically impaired children have all been affected by legislation that reduces their opportunities to live a functional life.

In Disability as a Social Construct, Claire Liachowitz contends that disability is not merely a result of a handicap but can be imposed by society through devaluation and segregation of people who deviate from physical norms.

She analyzes pertinent American legislation, primarily from 1770 to 1920, to provide a new perspective on the mechanisms that translate physical defects into social and civil inferiority.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Disability & the law
  • ISBN: 9780812281347

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