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EREVELLES, NIRMALA. 2010. “SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this course we will trace the historical constructions of disability from the earliest articulations of this condition to its most current definitions. Common-sensical understandings of disability have located it within the medical sciences where explanations pertaining to biology predominate. Such biological deterministic explanations have...

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