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Author Hamraie, Aimi, author.

Title Building access : universal design and the politics of disability / Aimi Hamraie.

Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 333 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Normate Template : Knowing-Making the Architectural Inhabitant -- Flexible Users: From the Average Body to a Range of Users -- All Americans : Disability, Race, and Segregated Citizenship -- Sloped Technoscience : Curb Cuts, Critical Frictions, and Disability (Maker) Cultures -- Epistemic Activism : Design Expertise as a Site of Intervention -- Barrier Work : Before and After the Americans with Disabilities Act -- Entangled Principles : Crafting a Universal Design Methodology.
Summary "Reveals that the twentieth-century shift from 'design for the average' to 'design for all' took place through political, economic, and scientific structures concerned with defining the disabled user and designing with them in mind. Tracing the coevolution of accessible design for disabled veterans, a radical disability maker movement, disability rights law, and strategies for diversifying the architecture profession, Hamraie shows that universal design was not just an approach to creating new products or spaces but also a sustained, understated activist movement that challenged dominant understandings of disability in architecture, medicine, and society. Illustrated with a wealth of archival materials, Building Access brings together scientific, social, and political histories in what is not only the pioneering critical account of universal design but also a deep engagement with the politics of knowing, making, and belonging in the United States during the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Universal design -- Political aspects -- United States.
People with disabilities -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781452955568 (electronic bk.)
1452955565 (electronic bk.)
9781452955551 (electronic bk.)
1452955557 (electronic bk.)
9781517901639 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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