Jul 20


In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipal laws 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…

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Jul 09

Brantlinger discusses the current medical and legal trends in sterilization with special emphasis on people with disabilities. She explores the issues surrounding sterilization decisions from the perspectives of judges, lawyers, social workers, doctors, family planners, as well as the families and individuals themselves. Woven throughout the book are case studies of individuals ranging from mild to severe retardation…. More >>

Sterilization of People with Mental Disabilities: Issues, Perspectives, and Cases

Jul 08

Highly qualified authors analyze the participation and experiences of disabled students in higher education over a two year period, by comparing the responses of eight universities to the new anti-discriminatory practice with student case studies…. More >>

Disabled Students in Higher Education

May 16

Collection of essays reflecting a transformation in social consciousness and societal practices including the disability rights revolution. Covers contemporary advocacy and current academic studies as responses to a historical pattern of systemic prejudice and institutionalized discrimination against people with disabilities. Hardcover, softcover available…. More >>

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability

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