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The politics of down syndrome

Author: Kieron Smith
Publisher: [New Alresford, Hampshire] : Zero, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Are we a more accepting society than ever before? Is there no longer a them and us division between the disabled and everybody else? The Politics of Down Syndrome looks at how we got to where we are today, from the racist roots of its identification to the rising number of abortions today. Down syndrome is the most common syndrome in the world, shared by all classes and races, yet it's one we rarely address our  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kieron Smith
ISBN: 9781846946134 1846946131
OCLC Number: 751729015
Description: 82 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: my kid has more chromosomes than your kid --
A matter of public health --
Education policy --
The Frankie Boyle experience --
The state gets personal --
So what to do about this?
Responsibility: Kieron Smith.

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The Politics of Down Syndrome is a call for people to think again about what it means to be inclusive, why we're hung up on the idea of intelligence and how an inclusive society is a better society.  Read more...

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This is a timely book that is as important as it is unusual. The 'problems' of people with Down syndrome are often discussed - less so those of the world they find themselves in. Political decisions Read more...

 
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