Disability Worlds

@article{Rutherford2020DisabilityW,
  title={Disability Worlds},
  author={Danilyn Rutherford},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2020},
  volume={61},
  pages={S1 - S3}
}
This brief essay offers a preface to Wenner-Gren Symposium Supplement 21, “Disability Worlds.” 
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