AP/SOSC 3920 6.00
Disability And Society
Crosslisted: AP/SOSC 3920
This course examines disability as a social identity and as a social construct, exploring how and why experiences and conceptualizations of disability vary historically and trans-culturally, and the intersectionality of disability with “other” categories of social analysis, such as class, gender, race, and sexual orientation/identity. Drawing on the insights and the theoretical frameworks
developed within the field of disability studies, this course studies disability from a theoretical, interdisciplinary perspective, stressing the importance of context (social, cultural, and political) in shaping state and popular responses to the differently-abled in various national settings.