Politics of Down Syndrome, The

Politics of Down Syndrome, The

The Politics of Down Syndrome is a call for people to think again about what it means to be inclusive, why we're hung up on the idea of intelligence and how an inclusive society is a better society.

Politics of Down Syndrome, The

The Politics of Down Syndrome is a call for people to think again about what it means to be inclusive, why we're hung up on the idea of intelligence and how an inclusive society is a better society.

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Sep 30, 2011
978-1-84694-613-4

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Abortion & birth control, Ethics & morals, People with disabilities

Synopsis

Are we a more accepting society than ever before? Is there no longer a 'them and us' division between the disabled and 'everybody else'? The Politics of Down Syndrome looks at how we got to where we are, from the racist roots of its identification to the rising number of abortions today. Down syndrome is the most common form of learning disability, shared by all classes and races, yet it's one we rarely address our feelings about, head on. This book, although direct and questioning, takes a positive view about where we go from here and the opportunity for society to fully enjoy the benefits of being inclusive.

Fascinating - at last a concise, well written examination of Down syndrome Andy Merriman, Writer and broadcaster, co-author of BBC Radio 4 drama Minor Adjustment

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