Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2018

296 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526125316

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Intellectual disability

A conceptual history, 1200-1900

First Edition

Edited by Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton

Published by Manchester University Press

Disability History MUP

  • Provides a critical history of ideas of intelligence and learning or intellectual disability, as well as distinct but related precursor notions such as '
  • Demonstrates the historical contingency of ideas of intelligence, learning/intellectual disabilityand precursor notions
  • Offers a range of historical analyses across literary, philosophical, educational, legal, medical, psychiatric and religious histories that illustrate how historical ideas of 'idiocy' or 'folly' linked to and were shaped by these discourses
  • Brings together work from leading scholars as well as self-advocates with learning disabilities to provide unique perspectives

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