Jun 05

Deformed and disabled bodies have been subject to a variety of responses throughout history: being seen as omens or prodigies; divine punishment for sin; freaks and curiosities; as inducing laughter; embarrassment or compassion; and as the subjects of disciplining initiatives; institutionalization or medical and charitable care. Essays in this collection, written by an international set of contributors, provide a scholarly social history of disability: they explore … More >>

Social Histories of Disability and Deformity

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