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Disability and Monstrosity: Further Comments
Rehabilitation Literature
  • Hanoch Livneh, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1980
Subjects
  • Disabled Persons,
  • People with disabilities -- United States -- Public opinion
Abstract

The author discusses possible explanations for stereotypical and negative reactions toward physically disabled persons in literature and society. Cited are examples of physical deformity, animalism, and monstrosity. The reminder of mortality and fallibility produced by disability is considered.

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Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9781
Citation Information
Livneh, H. (1980). Disability and Monstrosity: Further Comments. Rehabilitation Literature, 41(11-12-), 280-83.