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The Resource Idiocy : a cultural history, Patrick McDonagh

Idiocy : a cultural history, Patrick McDonagh

Label
Idiocy : a cultural history
Title
Idiocy
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Patrick McDonagh
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The term 'idiot' is a damning put down, whether deployed on the playground or in the board room. People stigmatized as being 'intellectually disabled' today must confront variants of the fear and pity with which society has greeted them for centuries. This study explores how artistic, scientific, and sociological interpretations of idiocy work symbolically and ideologically in society. Drawing upon a broad spectrum of British, French and American resources, including literary works, pedagogical works, medical and scientific papers, and sociological writings, the book offers a study of the history and representation of mental disability
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Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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McDonagh, Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online)
Series statement
Representations: health, disability, culture and society
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  • Intellectual disability
  • Learning disabilities
  • Cognition disorders
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Cognition disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disability
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Great Britain
  • Geistige Schwerstbehinderung
  • Kultur
  • Geschichte
  • Soziale Wahrnehmung
  • Großbritannien
Label
Idiocy : a cultural history, Patrick McDonagh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-359)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: idiocy, culture and human relations -- 'Stripping our own hearts naked': William Wordsworth and John Wilson read 'The idiot boy' -- A 'pupil of innocent nature!' The wild boy of Aveyron goes to Paris -- Diminished men: masculinity and idiocy -- Essential women: feminity and idiocy -- Holy fools, witty fools, depraved fools: folly, innocence and sin -- History, society, economy: holy fools and idiots come home in nineteenth-century literature -- Barnaby Rudge, idiocy and paternalism: assisting the 'poor idiot' -- Innocence, philanthropy and economics: the new 'asylum' idiot -- Sensational idiocy -- 'The sins of the fathers': idiocy, evolution and degeneration -- Danger and degeneracy: the threat of the urban idiot -- The problem of the feeble-minded: the Royal Commission, eugenics and eternal chaos -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn872397126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 369 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846315367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt5p5w4w
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872397126
Label
Idiocy : a cultural history, Patrick McDonagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 338-359)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: idiocy, culture and human relations -- 'Stripping our own hearts naked': William Wordsworth and John Wilson read 'The idiot boy' -- A 'pupil of innocent nature!' The wild boy of Aveyron goes to Paris -- Diminished men: masculinity and idiocy -- Essential women: feminity and idiocy -- Holy fools, witty fools, depraved fools: folly, innocence and sin -- History, society, economy: holy fools and idiots come home in nineteenth-century literature -- Barnaby Rudge, idiocy and paternalism: assisting the 'poor idiot' -- Innocence, philanthropy and economics: the new 'asylum' idiot -- Sensational idiocy -- 'The sins of the fathers': idiocy, evolution and degeneration -- Danger and degeneracy: the threat of the urban idiot -- The problem of the feeble-minded: the Royal Commission, eugenics and eternal chaos -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn872397126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 369 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846315367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p5w4w
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)872397126

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