Building Access : Universal Design and the Politics of Disability

61IsEhzc+bL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ Author Aimi Hamraie
Isbn 9781517901646
File size 15MB
Year 2017
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF
Category Architecture

Book Description:

"Aimi Hamraie gifts us with a rare kind of book, one that skillfully weaves critical disability studies together with technology studies and architectural history to unpack the American project of designing and making built environments purportedly usable by all. They ask us to think harder about who counts as the everyone of Universal Design, and how knowledge of body variability is created. Crucially, the book probes the ways disability access politics is deeply entangled with race through whiteness, bodily norms, activism, and practices material segregation. Anyone who cares about the built environment, technoscience, or disability politics will want to read this important book."—Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto



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