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The Ugly Laws : Disability in Public.

Author: Susan M Schweik
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2009.
Series: History of disability series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schweik, Susan M.
Ugly Laws : Disability in Public.
New York : NYU Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Schweik
ISBN: 9780814708873 0814708870
OCLC Number: 779828052
Description: 1 online resource (446 pages)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: THE EMERGENCE OF THE UGLY LAWS; 1 Producing the Unsightly; 2 Getting Ugly; 3 The Law in Context; 4 The Law in Language; 5 Dissimulations; II: AT THE UNSIGHTLY INTERSECTION; 6 Gender, Sexuality, and the Ugly Law; 7 Immigration, Ethnicity, and the Ugly Law; 8 Race, Segregation, and the Ugly Law; III: THE END OF THE UGLY LAWS; 9 The Right to the City; 10 Rehabilitating the Unsightly; 11 All about Ugly Laws (for Ten Cents); Conclusion; Appendix: The Ugly Laws; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S. TU; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author.
Series Title: History of disability series.

Abstract:

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 behind the laws, situating the varied legislation in its historical context and exploring in detail what the laws meant. Illustrating how the laws join the history of the di.

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