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    Victorian medical awareness of childhood language disabilities

    Hellal, Paula and Lorch, Marjorie P. (2020) Victorian medical awareness of childhood language disabilities. In: Hutchison, I. and Atherton, M. and Virdi, J. (eds.) Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, Interventions, Legacies. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526145710.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Disability and the Victorians brings together in one collection a range of topics, perspectives and experiences from the Victorian era that present a unique overview of the development and impact of attitudes and interventions towards those with impairments during this time. The collection also considers how the legacies of these actions can be seen to have continued throughout the twentieth century right up to the present day. Subjects addressed include deafness, blindness, language delay, substance dependency, imperialism and the representation of disabled characters in popular fiction. These varied topics illustrate how common themes can be found in how Victorian philanthropists and administrators responded to those under their care. Often character, morality and the chance to be restored to productivity and usefulness overrode medical need and this both influenced and reflected wider societal views of impairment and inability.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Applied Linguistics and Communication
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2019 12:50
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 05:25
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/11119

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