Disabled Persons, People with disabilities -- United States -- Public opinion
The author discusses possible explanations for stereotypical and negative reactions toward physically disabled persons in literature and society. Cited are examples of physical deformity, animalism, and monstrosity. The reminder of mortality and fallibility produced by disability is considered.
Livneh, H. (1980). Disability and Monstrosity: Further Comments. Rehabilitation Literature, 41(11-12-), 280-83.