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Critical disability theory essays in philosophy, politics, policy, and law

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Published by UBC Press in Vancouver .
Written in English


  • People with disabilities -- Government policy,
  • People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc,
  • Discrimination against people with disabilities

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

Statementedited by Dianne Pothier and Richard Devlin
SeriesLaw and society series, Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
ContributionsDevlin, Richard F. 1960-, Pothier, Dianne
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 336 p. :
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17191034M
ISBN 100774812036

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