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Intellectual Disability in the Twentieth Century: Transnational Perspectives on People, Policy, and Practice

Jan Walmsley and Simon Jarrett


This book provides a transnational perspective on intellectual disability in the twentieth century with contributions from distinguished authors in 14 countries across 5 continents. Each chapter outlines policies and practice from the featured nation. Life stories illustrate their impact on people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The book brings together accounts of how intellectual disability was viewed, managed and experienced in countries across the globe. It examines the origins and nature of contemporary attitudes, policy and practice; and sheds light on the challenges o ... More

Keywords: Intellectual disability, twentieth century history, eugenics, transnational perspectives, life stories, UNCPRD

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447344575
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Walmsley, editor
The Open University

Simon Jarrett, editor
Birkbeck, University of London

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