As defenders of the “social model” of disability have rightfully pointed out, people with disabilities are often subject to unjustified stigma and pity. This is a ubiquitous part of the disability experience. Robert Murphy, for example, explains that disability is a “disease of social relations
many disaster tales, the appeal to disability signals the extremes of human vulnerability and helplessness; it leads inexorably to an inevitable tragic death. As I will argue, such narrations augment and reinforce existing negative assumptions about women and disability, veil the presence of social
vulnerability through cash transfers and in some instances, special grants, the social protection discourse has been dominated by the need to protect the human capital of vulnerable individuals – including those living with disabilities. Not only has it been seen as a guarantor of basic security through
This is the first volume ever to systematically study the subject of disabilities in the Roman world. The contributors examine the topic
a capite ad calcem, from head to toe. Chapters deal with mental and intellectual disability, alcoholism, visual impairment, speech disorders, hermaphroditism, monstrous births, mobility problems, osteology and visual representations of disparate bodies. The authors fully engage with literary, papyrological, and epigraphical sources, while iconography and osteo-archaeology are taken into account. Also the late ancient evidence is taken into account. Refraining from a radical constructionist standpoint, the contributors acknowledge the possibility of discovering significant differences in the way impairment was culturally viewed or assessed.
This comprehensive literature review provides a critical examination of the concepts inherent in Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme, participant choice and control. These concepts are explored in relation to enacting the child’s right to be heard, as outlined in
helpful remarks and comments on an earlier draft. The usual disclaimer applies.
Despite the recent expansion of disability studies and the great surge of interest in ‘disability’ across various strands of legal literature, as yet, there is no shared understanding of what constitutes a