Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability / Edition 1

Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability / Edition 1

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by Paul Longmore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592130240

ISBN-13: 9781592130245

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Temple University Press

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ISBN-13:
9781592130245
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
American Subjects Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
388,274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.