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The ugly laws : disability in public

Author: Susan M Schweik
Publisher: New York : New York University, ©2009.
Series: History of disability series.
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In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipallaws targeting ""unsightly beggars"" sprang up in cities across America. Seeming to criminalize disability and thus offering a visceral example of discrimination, these "ugly laws" have become a sort of shorthand for oppression in disability studies, law, and the arts. In this watershed study of the ugly laws, Susan M. Schweik uncovers the murky history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schweik, Susan M. (Susan Marie), 1956-
Ugly laws.
New York : New York University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Schweik
ISBN: 9781441622914 1441622918 9780814708873 0814708870
OCLC Number: 646824799
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 431 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I. The emergence of ugly laws --
Producing the unsightly --
Getting ugly --
The law in context --
The law in language --
Dissimulations --
Part II. At the unsightly intersection --
Gender, sexuality, and the ugly law --
Immigration, ethnicity, and the ugly law --
Race, segregation, and the ugly law --
Part III. The end of the ugly laws --
The right to the city --
Rehabilitating the unsightly --
All about ugly laws (for ten cents).
Series Title: History of disability series.
Responsibility: Susan M. Schweik.
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In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipal laws targeting 'unsightly beggars' sprang up in cities across America. This title presents the murky history behind the laws, situating  Read more...


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This book is, as Schweik convincingly caharacterizes it, 'a history of the harm done bylet us allow the phrase some forcelack of regard.' It provides useful background for understanding current Read more...

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