Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, interventions, legacies

April 12, 2020|
Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, interventions, legacies by Julie Anderson

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Disability and the Victorians brings together in one collection a range of topics, perspectives and experiences from the Victorian era that present a unique overview of the development and impact of attitudes and interventions towards those with impairments during this time. The collection also considers how the legacies of these actions can be seen to have continued throughout the twentieth century right up to the present day. Subjects addressed include deafness, blindness, language delay, substance dependency, imperialism and the representation of disabled characters in popular fiction. These varied topics illustrate how common themes can be found in how Victorian philanthropists and administrators responded to those under their care. Often character, morality and the chance to be restored to productivity and usefulness overrode medical need and this both influenced and reflected wider societal views of impairment and inability.

Title:Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, interventions, legacies
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:April 12, 2020
Publisher:Manchester University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781526145703

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