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CBC: New book explores the history of disability from ancient Greece to modern day

December 4, 2017 — 

As CBC reports: 

A new book co-edited by a University of Manitoba professor is exploring the role people with disabilities have played throughout history in cultures across the world.

The Routledge History of Disability looks at how people with disabilities navigated life from ancient Greece to the current day — covering 28 periods in history, 20 countries and four continents.

“I think it’s important to recognize that people with disabilities have always been present throughout history and that we have always been active, vital members of society and not simply passive recipients of care,” said Nancy Hansen, one of the book’s editors and the director of the interdisciplinary master’s program in disability studies at the University of Manitoba, on CBC Radio’s Weekend Morning Show.

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