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Disability and Culture

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Spurred by the United Nation's International Decade for Disabled Persons and medical anthropology's coming of age, anthropologists have recently begun to explore the effects of culture on the lives of the mentally and physically impaired. This major collection of essays both reframes disability in terms of social processes and offers for the first time a global, multicultu ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 15th 1995 by University of California Press (first published January 16th 1995)
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There's a real interpretive focus in this book, and I wasn't terribly impressed by the articles I read in it. But it does seem like it gives a good overview of the field.
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