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Missing Pieces A Chronicle of Living with a Disability

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ISBN-10: 1592132448

ISBN-13: 9781592132447

Edition: N/A

Authors: Irving Kenneth Zola

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The personal odyssey of a man with a disability, this passionate book tries to tell as well as analyze what it is like to have a disability in a world that values vigor and health. Zola writes,"Missing Pieces is an unraveling of a social problem in the manner of Black Like Me. Like its author, I, too, am a trained social observer, but for me 'passing' was not an issue. For I already have the stigmata of the disabled-the braces, the limp, the cane-though I have spent much of my life denying their existence." The author started out in the role of a social scientist on a seven-day excursion to acquaint himself with an extraordinary experiment in living-Het Dorp, one of the few places in the…    
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Book details

Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 9/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English