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A history of disability

Author: Henri-Jacques Stiker; William Sayers; David T Mitchell
Publisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Corporealities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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"The first book to attempt to provide a framework for analyzing disability through the ages, Henri-Jacques Stiker's now classic A History of Disability traces the history of western cultural responses to disability, from ancient times to the present. The sweep of the volume is broad; from a rereading and reinterpretation of the Oedipus myth to legislation regarding disability, Stiker proposes an analytical history  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henri-Jacques Stiker; William Sayers; David T Mitchell
ISBN: 0472037811 9780472037810
OCLC Number: 1114870528
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxxi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The Bible and disability : the cult of God --
Western antiquity : the fear of the gods --
The system(s) of charity --
The classical centuries : the chill --
The birth of rehabilitation --
Epilogue --
Appendix : stages in the legislation.
Series Title: Corporealities.
Other Titles: Corps infirmes et sociétés.
Responsibility: Henri-Jacques Stiker ; translated by William Sayers ; new foreword by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder.

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The first book to attempt to provide a framework for analyzing disability through the ages, Henri-Jacques Stiker's now classic A History of Disability traces the history of western cultural responses  Read more...

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