Invisibility, Visibility, Vilification, and Near Silence: The Framing of Disability in the Early Years of the American Sociological Society

@inproceedings{Gerschick2016InvisibilityVV,
  title={Invisibility, Visibility, Vilification, and Near Silence: The Framing of Disability in the Early Years of the American Sociological Society},
  author={Thomas J. Gerschick and James D. Stevens},
  year={2016}
}
Abstract Purpose Disability as a consequential social characteristic has not drawn sociologists’ contemporary attention in the way that race, class, gender, and sexuality have. In order to understand why, it is instructive to analyze how disability has been framed since the inception of the American Sociological Society, now known as the American Sociological Association. Methodology/approach Our findings are based on an intensive, systematic, and comprehensive content analysis of 10… CONTINUE READING