A Review of Claes G. Olsson: Omsorg och kontroll - en handikapphistorisk studie 1750-1930 [Care and control - an analysis of the history of disability] Umeå 2010

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Larsson, Stig (2011)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Society, Health & Vulnerability (issn: 2002-1518)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/vgi.v2i0.7321

It is relatively seldom that historical research studies on disability are presented in a PhD thesis. As such, it can be interesting for a wider readership to be aware that some studies can be found in languages other than English. At the Department for Culture and Media Studies at Umea° University, Claes G. Olsson defended his thesis on an historical analysis of disability, beginning with the 1700s and ending with the first decades of the 20th century. Using broader historical strokes, one could say that the thesis takes as its point of departure the period of enlightenment and ends just before the powers of darkness, in the form of Nazism, left their mark on the 20th century.(Published: 14 June 2011)Citation: Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion. DOI: 10.3402/vgi.v2i0.7321
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