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The ugly laws : disability in public

Author: Susan M Schweik
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, cop. 2009.
Series: History of disability.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Schweik
ISBN: 9780814740576 9780814783610 0814783619 081474057X
OCLC Number: 690322429
Description: 1 vol. (xii-431 p.) : jaquette ill., ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Producing the unsightly --
Getting ugly --
The law in context --
The law in language --
Dissimulations --
Gender, sexuality, and the ugly law --
Immigration, ethnicity, and the ugly law --
Race, segregation, and the ugly law --
The right to the city --
Rehabilitating the unsightly --
All about ugly laws (for ten cents).
Series Title: History of disability.
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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