Simpson, Murray K

Dr. Murray K. Simpson is a Reader in the School of Education, Social Work, and Community Education at the University of Dundee. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Dundee.

Modernity and the Appearance of Idiocy: Intellectual Disability as a Regime of Truth
2014 0-7734-4289-8
A decisive new approach to our understanding of ‘intellectual disability’ as a social and linguistic category. This book breaks both with essentialist approaches, which ground the understanding of intellectual disability in the putative physical and intellectual materiality of individuals, and with social constructionist approaches, which are caught in an inescapable paradox of being unable to grasp their nebulous target.