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Did Margaret Mead Support Disability Rights?


I have written a post for the UC Press Blog ahead of the American Anthropological Association annual meeting next week, being held in Toronto.


The post briefly charts Margaret Mead's path to disability rights advocacy. It concludes with the following:


"Parenting my daughter has enrolled me into disability advocacy and pushed me to confront the histories that still influence anthropology and still shape perceptions of disability and difference in the present. Like Mead discovered, situating disability at the center of our work transforms how we approach fundamental questions of what it means to be human, as well as the shared goal of making the world more just and inclusive."



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