Disability as a Social Construct

Disability as a Social Construct Legislative Roots

Hardback (29 Oct 1988)

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780812281347
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Imprint: University of Pennsylvania Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 346.73013
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Number of pages: 139
Weight: 386g
Height: 237mm
Width: 159mm
Spine width: 19mm