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Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Brilliant book by a fabulous writer, historian, activist and educator. Prof Longmore for years has been teaching, writing and championing disability history -- in fact he is just this week receving an award from the American Association of People with Disabilities for his ongoing scholarship and his role as 'an intellectual force and passionate spokesperson for all disabled people's right to dignified supports for independent living and self-determination.' With solid logic and accessible language (pun intended), he demonstrates how social prejudices and institutional discrimination shape the lives of disabled americans as much--if not more--than any physical frailties or limitations. This work is simply too good to pass up! An excellent introduction to disability history and disability rights.