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Social perceptions of people with disabilities in history [electronic resource] / by Herbert C. Covey.

By: Covey, Herbert C.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Springfield, Ill. : Charles C. Thomas, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 305 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780398082598 (electronic bk.); 0398082596 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): People with disabilities -- History | People with disabilities in art | People with disabilities in literature | Social Science | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Physical Impairments | Behinderter | Soziale Situation | Geschichte | Behinderung | Geistesgeschichte | SozialgeschichteGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social perceptions of people with disabilities in history.DDC classification: 305.9/0816 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Changing Social Contexts of Disabilities -- People with Physical Disabilities -- People with Leprosy -- People Who Were Mentally III -- People Who Were Blind -- People Who Were Deaf -- People Who Had Developmental Disabilities.
Summary: This book will help to develop a social history on disabilities by providing a multidisciplinary overview of images of people with disabilities in Western history; promoting the exchange of cross-disciplinary information on disabled people from art, literature, original data, and historical works; filling the gap in our understanding of how disabled people were viewed prior to modern history; illustrating how art and literature can be used to understand how disabled people were perceived in their respective times; and showing how historical factors shape some of our current perceptions about disability.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-292) and indexes.

1. The Changing Social Contexts of Disabilities -- 2. People with Physical Disabilities -- 3. People with Leprosy -- 4. People Who Were Mentally III -- 5. People Who Were Blind -- 6. People Who Were Deaf -- 7. People Who Had Developmental Disabilities.

This book will help to develop a social history on disabilities by providing a multidisciplinary overview of images of people with disabilities in Western history; promoting the exchange of cross-disciplinary information on disabled people from art, literature, original data, and historical works; filling the gap in our understanding of how disabled people were viewed prior to modern history; illustrating how art and literature can be used to understand how disabled people were perceived in their respective times; and showing how historical factors shape some of our current perceptions about disability.

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Social perceptions of people with disabilities in history by Covey, Herbert C. ©1998
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