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Intellectual disability : a conceptual history, 1200-1900

Author: Patrick McDonagh; C F Goodey; Timothy Stainton
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
Series: Disability history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This collection of essays investigates the historical genealogy of our contemporary ideas of intellectual or learning disability. The essays engage with literary, educational, cultural, legal, religious, psychiatric and philosophical histories to track how and why these precursor ideas arose and explore how they helped shape current concepts.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick McDonagh; C F Goodey; Timothy Stainton
ISBN: 9781526125330 1526125331 9781526125323 1526125323 9781526136213 152613621X
OCLC Number: 1286748204
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
Contents: Introduction : the emergent critical history of intellectual disability / Patrick McDonagh, C.F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton --
Conceptualization of intellectual disability in medieval English law / Wendy J. Turner --
'Will-nots' and 'cannots' : tracing a trope in medieval thought / Irina Metzler --
'Some have it from birth, some by disposition' : foolishness in medieval German literature / Janina Dillig --
Exclusion from the eucharist : the re-shaping of idiocy in the seventeenth-century church / C.F. Goodey --
'A defect in the mind' : cognitive ableism in Swift's Gulliver's Travels / D. Christopher Gabbard --
Sensationalism and the construction of intellectual disability / Tim Stainton --
Peter the 'Wild Boy' : what Peter means to us / Katie Branch, Clemma Fleat, Nicola Grove, Tim Lumley Smith, and Robin Meader --
'Belief', 'opinion', and 'knowledge' : the idiot in law in the long eighteenth century / Simon Jarrett --
Idiocy and the conceptual economy of madness /Murray K. Simpson --
Visiting Earlswood : the asylum travelogue and the shaping of 'idiocy' / Patrick McDonagh.
Series Title: Disability history.
Responsibility: edited by Patrick McDonagh, C.F. Goodey, Timothy Stainton.

Abstract:

This collection of essays investigates the historical genealogy of our contemporary ideas of intellectual or learning disability. The essays engage with literary, educational, cultural, legal, religious, psychiatric and philosophical histories to track how and why these precursor ideas arose and explore how they helped shape current concepts.

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