Dyslexia

The Government of Reading

Authors: Campbell, T.

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The diagnosis of 'Dyslexia' and the medical problematisation of reading difficulties were almost unknown one hundred years ago, yet today the British Dyslexia Association estimates that up to ten per cent of the UK population may have some form of dyslexia, with numbers in the United States estimated to be as high as twenty per cent. The Government of Reading investigates how this problematisation developed and how a diagnostic category was shaped in response to this.

About the authors

Tom Campbell is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Leeds, UK, where he is a member of The Bauman Institute, Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice and Centre for Disability Studies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Campbell, Tom

    Pages 1-21

  • Bio-politics, Normalcy and the Numerical Plotting of the Population

    Campbell, Tom

    Pages 22-47

  • Governing Readers from Limitation to Proliferation

    Campbell, Tom

    Pages 48-75

  • Reading Difficulties Become a Medical Concern

    Campbell, Tom

    Pages 76-104

  • The Technological Operation of Congenital Word-blindness: Marking Some Differences as More Deserving Than Others

    Campbell, Tom

    Pages 105-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dyslexia
Book Subtitle
The Government of Reading
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Tom Campbell
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29793-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137297938
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29792-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45221-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 242
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