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The Ugly Laws
Language: en
Pages: 429
Authors: Susan M. Schweik
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-30 - Publisher: NYU Press

In the culture of the modern West, we see ourselves as thinking subjects, defined by our conscious thought, autonomous and separate from each other and the world we survey. Current research in neurology and cognitive science shows that this picture is false. We think with our bodies, and in interaction
On the Politics of Ugliness
Language: en
Pages: 433
Authors: Sara Rodrigues, Ela Przybylo
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-29 - Publisher: Springer

Ugliness or unsightliness is much more than a quality or property of an individual’s appearance—it has long functioned as a social category that demarcates access to social, cultural, and political spaces and capital. The editors of and authors in this collection harness intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches in order to examine
Disability, Health, Law, and Bioethics
Language: en
Authors: I. Glenn Cohen, Carmel Shachar, Anita Silvers, Michael Ashley Stein
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Historically and across societies people with disabilities have been stigmatized and excluded from social opportunities on a variety of culturally specific grounds. In this collection, the authors explore the impact that the philosophical framing of disability can have on public policy questions, in the clinic, in the courtroom, and elsewhere.
The Megarhetorics of Global Development
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Rebecca Ann Dingo, J. Blake Scott
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

After World War II, an unprecedented age of global development began. The formation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund allowed war torn and poverty stricken nations to become willing debtors in their desire to entice Western investment and trade. New capital, it was foretold, would pave the
The Handbook of Deviance
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Erich Goode
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-25 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Handbook of Deviance is a definitive reference for professionals, researchers, and students that provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sociology of deviance. Composed of over 30 essays written by an international array of scholars and meticulously edited by one of the best known authorities on the study