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Dyslexia : the government of reading

Author: Tom Campbell
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The diagnosis of 'Dyslexia' and the medical problematisation of reading difficulties were almost unknown one hundred years ago, yet today the British Dyslexia Association estimates that up to ten per cent of the UK population may have some form of dyslexia, with numbers in the United States estimated to be as high as twenty per cent. The Government of Reading investigates how this problematisation developed and how  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Campbell
ISBN: 9781137297921 1137297921
OCLC Number: 848162807
Description: vii, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
Genealogy --
A Restorative Practice --
2. Bio-politics, Normalcy and the Numerical Plotting of the Population --
From Sovereign Power to Bio-power --
Elaborating the Bio-political Thesis --
The Reorganisaton of Life: The Invention of L'Homme Moyen --
Conclusion --
3. Governing Readers from Limitation to Proliferation --
The Technicalities of Governing: Technologies, Government, Governmentality --
The Mass Production of Texts --
Governing the Danger of Literacy Through Limitation --
The Proliferation of Texts and the Proliferation of Readers --
Technologies of Proliferation 1 The School --
Technologies of Proliferation 2 English Literature --
Conclusion --
4. Reading Difficulties Become a Medical Concern --
Aphasias and the Acquiring of a Difficulty with Reading --
A New Diagnosis: Congenital Word-blindness --
Conclusion --
5. The Technological Operation of Congenital Word-blindness: Marking Some Differences as More Deserving Than Others --
A Technology of Differentiation --
One is Deserving if One Can be Cured --
Advocating an Early Diagnosis --
Training and Education --
The Insertion of the Hereditary Hypothesis --
An American Challenge --
Defending the Borders --
Conclusion --
6. Psychological Explanations of Congenital Word-blindness --
The Objectives of The Psychological Clinic --
Reading Difficulties in The Psychological Clinic --
Beyond The Psychological Clinic --
Conclusion --
7. The Problem of Producing Literate Subjects: Education and Specific Reading Difficulties --
The Veneration of Reading and its Importance to Education --
The Measurement of Reading --
Teaching Difficult Readers --
Remedial Reading --
Conclusion --
8. Conclusion --
The Fashioning of Congenital Word-blindness and the Establishment of a Jurisdiction --
The Invention of Congenital Word-blindness as an Event in the History of the Government of Reading --
The Productive Character of Bio-power --
Rethinking Genealogy.
Responsibility: Tom Campbell, University of Leeds.
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The Government of Reading describes the genealogy of dyslexia and the positioning dyslexia as an event in the history of reading rather than as an event in the history of medicine or psychology.  Read more...

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