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Questions of competence : culture, classification and intellectual disability

Author: Richard Jenkins
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays examines the classification of people as competent & incompetent in the United States, England, Wales, Greece, Greenland, Uganda, & Belize. The contributors argue that it is time for a new understanding of intellectual disability.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jenkins
ISBN: 0521623030 9780521623032 0521626625 9780521626620
OCLC Number: 38504234
Description: ix, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Culture, classification, and (in)competence / Richard Jenkins --
Mental disability in the United States: an interactionist perspective / Michael V. Angrosino --
(In)competence in America in comparative perspective / Patrick J. Devlieger --
Risk, resilience, and competence: parents with learning difficulties and their children / Tim Booth and Wendy Booth --
Constructing other selves: (in)competences and the category of learning difficulties / Charlotte Aull Davies --
Work, opportunity, and culture: (in)competence in Greece and Wales / Sylvia van Maastricht --
Slow cookers and madmen: competence of heart and head in rural Uganda / Susan Reynolds Whyte --
States and categories: indigenous models of personhood in northwest Greenland / Mark Nuttall --
Learning to become (in)competent: children in Belize speak out / Nancy Lundgren --
Towards a social model of (in)competence / Richard Jenkins.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Jenkins.
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