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Keith, Heather E.

Intellectual disability : ethics, dehumanization, and a new moral community / Heather E. Keith and Kenneth D. Keith. - 1 online resource.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Why study disability? -- Part I. The roots of dehumanization. Intellectual disability: history and evolution of definitions -- The social construction of Purgatory: ideas and institutions -- A failure of intelligence -- The consequences of reason: moral philosophy and intelligence -- Part II. Out of the darkness. Defining the person: The moral and social consequences of philosophies of selfhood -- Alternative views of moral engagement: relationality and rationality -- Culture and intellectual disability -- Part III. Disability ethics for a new age. Quality of life and perception of self -- Application and best practices: rights, education, and ethics -- Visions of the future.

"Intellectual Disability: Ethics, Dehumanization, and a New Moral Community presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the roots and evolution of the dehumanization of people with intellectual disabilities. This book: Examines the roots of disability ethics from a psychological, philosophical, and educational perspective ; Presents a coherent, sustained moral perspective in examining the historical dehumanization of people with diminished cognitive abilities ; Includes a series of narratives and case descriptions to illustrate arguments ; Reveals the importance of an interdisciplinary understanding of the social construction of intellectual disability."--Publisher's website.

9781118586440 1118586441 9781118586471 1118586476 9781118606926 1118606922 9781118606957 1118606957 0470674326 9780470674321 9781299313835 1299313833

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Mental illness--Cross-cultural studies.
Ethnopsychology--Cross-cultural studies.
Difference (Psychology)--Cross-cultural studies.
Group identity--Cross-cultural studies.
Social isolation--Cross-cultural studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--People with Disabilities.
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Group identity.
Mental illness.
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People with mental disabilities--Social conditions.
Social isolation.

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