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Intellectual Disability : A conceptual history, 1200-1900 / Edited by Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton

By: McDonagh, Patrick
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Manchester, UK Manchester University Press 2018Description: 272 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9781526151643Subject(s): Intellectual Disability (ID) | Disability rights and the neurodiversity movement | Adulthood | Childhood | Essay collections | Controversies | Ableism | Mental health | Learning disabilitiesSummary: "This collection explores the historical origins of our modern concepts of intellectual or learning disability. The essays, from some of the leading historians of ideas of intellectual disability, focus on British and European material from the Middle Ages to the late-nineteenth century and extend across legal, educational, literary, religious, philosophical and psychiatric histories. They investigate how precursor concepts and discourses were shaped by and interacted with their particular social, cultural and intellectual environments, eventually giving rise to contemporary ideas. Intellectual disability is essential reading for scholars interested in the history of intelligence, intellectual disability and related concepts, as well as in disability history generally."
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"This collection explores the historical origins of our modern concepts of intellectual or learning disability. The essays, from some of the leading historians of ideas of intellectual disability, focus on British and European material from the Middle Ages to the late-nineteenth century and extend across legal, educational, literary, religious, philosophical and psychiatric histories. They investigate how precursor concepts and discourses were shaped by and interacted with their particular social, cultural and intellectual environments, eventually giving rise to contemporary ideas. Intellectual disability is essential reading for scholars interested in the history of intelligence, intellectual disability and related concepts, as well as in disability history generally."