Disability as a Social Construct: Legislative Roots

Disability as a Social Construct: Legislative Roots

Disability as a Social Construct: Legislative Roots

Disability as a Social Construct: Legislative Roots

Synopsis

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.

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