lundi 23 novembre 2020

Ceux qu'on appelait les idiots

Those They Called Idiots. The Idea of the Disabled Mind from 1700 to the Present Day  


Simon Jarrett

Reaktion Books
09 Nov 2020
352 pages
62 illustrations
Hardback 9781789143010

Those They Called Idiots traces the little-known lives of people with learning disabilities from the communities of eighteenth-century England to the nineteenth-century asylum and care in today’s society. Using evidence from civil and criminal court-rooms, joke books, slang dictionaries, novels, art and caricature, it explores the explosive intermingling of ideas about intelligence and race, while bringing into sharp focus the lives of people often seen as the most marginalized in society.

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