Disability as a Social Construct: Legislative Roots

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988 - Law - 139 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
Disability and Human Capital Wounded Soldiers
15
Disability and Injury Workmens Compensation
41
Disability and Charity Rehabilitation for Civilians
60
Disability and Education Physically Handicapped Children
82
Conclusions Policy Implications
103
Bibliography
110
Public Documents
121
Statutes
124
Case List
127
Index
129
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