Disability as a Social Construct : Legislative Roots Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
- Publication Date: 01/10/1988
- Category: Disability & the law
- ISBN: 9780812281347
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