ERIC Number: ED163710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Encounters Between the Disabled and the Nondisabled: Bringing the Impairment Back In.
Higgins, Paul C.
Presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in 1978, the paper analyzes the often awkward and confusing interaction between the deaf and the hearing, as it relates to the impact of the handicap and its accompanying limitations on social interaction. Those factors causing strain in encounters between the deaf and the hearing are examined, along with coping strategies used by both parties. It is concluded that encounters between the disabled and nondisabled cannot be fully understood by appealing to stigmatization; rather, the impact of the impairment itself must be understood. (DLS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (73rd, San Francisco, California, September 4-8, 1978)