A cultural history of disability

Authors / Contributors:
General Editors: David Bolt and Robert McRuer
Place, publisher, year:
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
Physical Description:
6 Bände : Illustrationen
Format:
Book
ID: 570149053
Content:
  • Volume 1. In Antiquity / edited by Christian Laes
  • Volume 2. In the Middle Ages / edited by Jonathan Hsy, Tory V. Pearman and Joshua R. Eyler
  • Volume 3. In the Renaissance / edited by Susan Anderson and Liam Haydon
  • Volume 4. In the long eighteenth century / edited by D. Christopher Gabbard and Susannah B. Mintz
  • Volume 5. In the long nineteenth century / edited by Joyce L. Huff and Martha Stoddard Holmes
  • Volume 6. In the modern age / edited by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder
Abstract:
  • How has our understanding and treatment of disability evolved in Western culture? How has it been represented and perceived in different social and cultural conditions?0In a work that spans 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by over 50 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. The volumes describe different kinds of physical and mental disabilities, their representations and receptions, and what impact they have had on society and everyday life.0Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. 0The six volumes cover: 1. - Antiquity (500 BCE - 500 CE); 2. - Middle Ages (500 - 1450); 3. - Renaissance (1400 - 1650) ; 4. - Long Eighteenth Century (1650 - 1800); 5. - Long Nineteenth Century (1800 - 1920); 6. - Modern Age (1920 - 2000+).0Themes (and chapter titles) are: atypical bodies; mobility impairment; chronic pain and illness; blindness; deafness; speech; learning difficulties; mental health.0The page extent is approximately 2,000pp with c. 200 illustrations. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors, a series preface and an introduction, and concludes with Notes, Bibliography and an Index