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Author Rapley, Mark.

Title The social construction of intellectual disability / Mark Rapley
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 246 pages)
Contents A discursive psychological approach -- Intellectual disability as diagnostic and social category -- The interactional production of "dispositional" characteristics : or why saying "yes" to one's interrogators may be a smart strategy -- Matters of identity -- Talk to dogs, infants and ... -- A deviant case (written with Alec McHoul) -- Some tentative conclusions
Summary This, the first book-length application of discursive psychology to intellectual disability, shows through a range of case studies which draw upon ethnomethodological and conversation analytic scholarship, how persons categorized as 'intellectually disabled' are produced, as such, in and through their moment-by-moment interaction with care staff and other professionals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index
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Subject Group identity.
People with mental disabilities.
Social interaction.
Interpersonal Relations.
Mentally Disabled Persons -- psychology.
Social Identification.
Social Perception.
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