history of attitudes to disabled people

attitudes2disability draw on attitudes and representations of disabled people from the past, which have been fossilised in myths, literature, theatre, folklore, biography and history. Having a clear understanding of where thinking about disability has come from is important in order to see that underlying negative attitudes and stereotypes have been reinforced by society and religion over many centuries. Here, you can read about some of the historical attitudes to disability which have shaped the prevailing attitudes of Western society today. These attitudes have been perpetuated in many cultures around the world.

Published on February 3, 2007 at 2:14 am  Comments Off on history of attitudes to disabled people  
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