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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
Authors:Atlermark, Niklas
Keywords:Intellectual disability
classification
bio-politics
Date Issued:2015
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.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/58620
ISSN:1552-9215
Appears in Collections: RDS Volume 11, No. 1


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