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Simpson, Murray K. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
In constructing a framework for the participation and inclusion in political life of subjects, the Enlightenment also produced a series of systematic exclusions for those who did not qualify: including "idiots" and "primitive races". "Idiocy" emerged as part of wider strategies of governance in Europe and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Citizenship, Foreign Policy