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ERIC Number: EJ612945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-6765
Dynamics of Discourse: A Case Study Illuminating Power Relations in Mental Retardation.
Peter, Dimity
Mental Retardation, v38 n4 p354-62 Aug 2000
This paper analyzes the case file of an adult male labeled as having mental retardation. The focus is on exploring the power dynamics that underpin services. Using Foucault's treatise on discipline as an analytic tool, the paper examines the mechanisms through which a defective identity is constructed, thereby legitimizing social control. (Contains references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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