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When the Wall Comes Tumbling Down: Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

William R. Clark

in In Defense of Self: How the Immune System Really Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336634
eISBN:
9780199868568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336634.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

AIDS provides an example of destruction of the adaptive immune system by an external agent, HIV. But immune function can also be disrupted by natural mutations in any of the hundreds of genes that ... More


The Policy Framework: Status-Conferring Policies

Theodore J. Stein

in The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS: Legal Protections, Policy, and Programs

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195109429
eISBN:
9780199865772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109429.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter focuses on federal statutes aimed at eliminating disability-based discrimination on housing, employment, education, and medical care; the provisions of these policies that determine when ... More


Law and the Contradictions of the Disability Rights Movement

Samuel R. Bagenstos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124491
eISBN:
9780300155433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124491.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 was hailed as revolutionary legislation, but in the ensuing years restrictive Supreme Court decisions have prompted accusations that ... More


Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190278380
eISBN:
9780190682279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes what happens when workers file employment discrimination cases in federal court, Judges dismiss cases where supervisors grope women, call them whores and sluts, and repeatedly ask ... More


Computational Modeling of Mind and Music

Paul F. M. J. Verschure and Jônatas Manzolli

in Language, Music, and the Brain: A Mysterious Relationship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262018104
eISBN:
9780262314121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018104.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Music can be defined as organized sound material in time. This chapter explores the links between the development of ideas about music and those driven by the concept of the embodied mind. Music ... More


Discrimination on the Basis of Suicidality

Susan Stefan

in Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199981199
eISBN:
9780190497217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981199.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter explores discrimination based on suicidality, with special emphasis on employment, higher education, and healthcare. It surveys the tension between fear of tort liability, on the one ... More


Introduction

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas

in Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190278380
eISBN:
9780190682279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the concepts discussed in the book. It begins by describing the facts of several cases where discrimination might have occurred, but then shows how judges dismissed these ... More


Social Security Disability Insurance: The Politics of Bureaucratic Legalism

Jeb Barnes and Thomas F. Burke

in How Policy Shapes Politics: Rights, Courts, Litigation, and the Struggle Over Injury Compensation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199756117
eISBN:
9780190201944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756117.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the evolving politics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a classic example of bureaucratic legalism. SSDI followed a distinct political trajectory, with intense ... More


Group Homes in Gridlock: Litigation and Backlash over Group Home Location

Alison L. Gash

in Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190201159
eISBN:
9780190235550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Where same-sex parenting offers an example of the use of low-visibility advocacy to diminish the incidence of backlash, group home litigation demonstrates how low-visibility advocacy can offset the ... More


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