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Categories of physical difference and disability in the societal creations of ancient Rome and modern America

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dc.contributor.author McClure, Airen
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-31T16:01:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-31T16:01:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/20144
dc.description.abstract Disability is a modern concept, but categorizations of physical differences are not so new. Looking at the ways physical differences are categorized and defined can say a lot regarding the way that people with various physical differences are viewed and treated in a particular society. I examine evidence of categorizations of physical difference from Roman law, medicine, religion, and art in the later half of the Republic through the high Empire. I then use this collection as a lens through which to view modern categorizations of physical difference and definitions of disability. en_US
dc.subject People with disabilities -- Rome -- History en_US
dc.subject People with disabilities -- United States -- History en_US
dc.title Categories of physical difference and disability in the societal creations of ancient Rome and modern America en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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