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Backrooms, wards and backlanes : the landscape of disability in nineteenth-century Melbourne

Gleeson, Brendan


The spatial and the historical dimensions of disability have both been poorly documented and analysed in Western social sciences. The spatial social sciences — geography, urban planning and architecture — have either largely ignored or trivialised the issue of disability. The discipline of history has also paid scant attention to the question of disability. This paper contributes to the historical-geographical understanding of disability by exploring the spatial context ofphysical impairment in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1998
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a54a1b2676
Access Rights: Open Access


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