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ladies with disabilities are ladies first, sharing the desires and disappointments universal to girls in a male-dominated society. yet simply because society persists in viewing incapacity as a symbol of passivity and incompetence, disabled ladies occupy a devalued prestige within the social hierarchy. This e-book represents the intersection of the feminist and incapacity rights views; it analyzes the forces that push disabled ladies in the direction of the margins of social existence, and it considers the assets that permit those girls to withstand the stereotype.

Drawing on legislations, social technology, folklore, literature, psychoanalytic concept, and political activism, this ebook describes the event of girls with disabilities. The essays think of the effect of social classification, race, the age at which incapacity happens, and sexual orientation at the disabled woman's self-worth in addition to on her existence concepts. The members concentration their inquiry at the self perceptions of disabled girls and ask: From what resources do those girls draw confident self photos? How do they withstand the culture's energy to label them as deviant? The essays describe the ways that disabled ladies face discrimination within the office and the failure of the mainstream women's stream to handle their concerns.

within the sequence Health, Society, and Policy, edited via Sheryl Ruzek and Irving Kenneth Zola.

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