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Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ ... More


Introduction: The Emergent Critical History of Intellectual Disability

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Intellectual disability is an unstable concept, and its fundamental instability is magnified when we track its history and relation to other concepts. This introductory chapter explores some of the ... More


Exclusion from the Eucharist: The Re-shaping of Idiocy in the Seventeenth-Century Church

C. F. Goodey

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Throughout the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century, churchmen disagreed about whom to exclude from taking holy communion, who should do the excluding, and how this exclusion should be ... More


‘Belief’, ‘Opinion’, and ‘Knowledge’: The Idiot in Law in the Long Eighteenth Century

Simon Jarrett

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the development of the legal concepts of idiocy and imbecility over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, examining legal theory as well as evidence from civil court cases to ... More


Idiocy and the Conceptual Economy of Madness

Murray K. Simpson

in Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The binary relationship between ‘intellectual disability’ and ‘mental illness’ is widely regarded as self-evident and long-established. This chapter demonstrates that the historical, and continuing, ... More


Case Notes and Histories: Insanity, Institutions, and Individuals

Shilpi Rajpal

in Curing Madness?: A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190128012
eISBN:
9780190993337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128012.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Case notes provide us with rare insights into the ways in which case histories were constructed. The symptoms of insanity were documented in the Indian asylums in some form or the other from the ... More


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