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Mentally Fit: Negotiating the Boundaries of Cognitive Disability.

Authors
  • McKearney, Patrick
  • Zogas, Anna
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2020
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Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
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English
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Abstract

Why do some people’s minds seem conspicuous, disabled, and ill-fitting in some contexts and not others? This special issue presents articles about people in Jordan, Uganda, the United Kingdom and the United States who live with Down Syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, or histories of brain injuries. We focus on the disjunctive encounters between these individuals’ minds and the varied relational processes in their surrounding social world in order to understand why different mental characteristics become points of concern and comparison at some points and not others – and thus to raise questions about how ‘fitting in’ works altogether.

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