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ERIC Number: EJ508375
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0274-9483
The Process of Socially Constructing Mental Retardation: Toward Value-Based Interaction.
Allen, Brad; Allen, Stephanie
Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, v20 n2 p158-60 Sum 1995
This commentary suggests that individuals' perceptions of mental retardation may be at least partially the result of social factors. Interactionist/phenomenological theoretical tenets are summarized to develop the view that mental retardation is socially constructed. The influence of values in how society treats people with retardation is briefly considered. (SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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