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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


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

Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett (eds)

in Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447344575
eISBN:
9781447344629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The introduction explains the selection and range of countries that are covered by the book and offers a brief historiography of the field. It also discusses the use of life stories in intellectual ... More


Peter the ‘Wild Boy’: What Peter Means to Us

Katie Branch, Clemma Fleat, Nicola Grove, Tim Lumley Smith, and Robin Meader

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/9781526125316.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Peter the Wild Boy was famous in his day as a feral child who provided inspiration and example for philosophical debates about nature and nurture, and the essential qualities of humanity. ... More


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