Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

The wizard, the priest, the social worker and my mom: intellectual disability in Ecuador

15 October 2008 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Seminar

LUCAS Library, 11.13, Social Sciences Building

Leeds Development Studies Seminar Series 

Speaker: Beatriz Miranda-Galarza, School of Sociology and Social Policy, Centre for Disability Studies 

The idea of 'intellectual disability' in an Andean country is commonly understood and observed through generalized assumptions of western models of addressing disability. However, there are important cultural and social differences in each country and locale, which give rise to particular interpretations of specific concepts and 'intellectual disability' is an important example of this. There is a clear need for a sociological and anthropological analysis of family and intellectual disability in Ecuador.

This presentation aims to provide significant information regarding the historical understanding of the concept of intellectual disability and to question the existence of three models of approach: traditional, rehabilitation and independent living, which have been supported without any critical and historical-contextual analysis.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Location Details

Room 11.13 is located on the first floor (Level 11) of the Social Sciences Buiding.

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