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Powers of Classification: Politics and Biology in Understandings of Intellectual Disability
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|Title:||Powers of Classification: Politics and Biology in Understandings of Intellectual Disability|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies|
|Citation:||Atlermark, N. (2015). Powers of Classification: Politics and Biology in Understandings of Intellectual Disability. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 11(1).|
|Series:||vol. 11, no. 1|
|Abstract:||Intellectual disability is commonly understood as a biological state of functioning that determines the cognitive capabilities of the individuals labeled so. By analyzing how intellectual disability is constructed through classification practices this article challenges this view, arguing that intellectual disability primarily is a political, normative and social diagnosis.|
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