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Sacred daemons : the perception and treatment of intellectually disabled children in British Columbia, 1870-1930

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dc.contributor.author Clarke, Nicholas James
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-23T21:48:32Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-23T21:48:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en
dc.date.issued 2009-11-23T21:48:32Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/15554
dc.description.abstract By examining the treatment of intellectually disabled children in British Columbia between 1870 and 1930, this paper suggests that the commonly held histriographical assumption that western children experienced "dramatic change in economic and sentimental valuation" during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries requires some careful qualification. For while many parents undoubtedly invested their intellectually disabled children with the sentimental value that society increasingly projected onto 'normal' children, the same cannot be said of the majority of medical and educational professionals. Indeed, rather than "sacralize" children with intellectual disabilities, government officials and medical and educational professionals 'daemonised' them. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
dc.title Sacred daemons : the perception and treatment of intellectually disabled children in British Columbia, 1870-1930 en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.name Master of Arts - MA en
dc.degree.discipline History en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia
dc.date.graduation 2004-05 en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en


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