Peter the 'wild boy': What peter means to us
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Peter the Wild Boy was famous in his day as a feral child who provided inspiration and example for philosophical debates about nature and nurture, and the essential qualities of humanity. Openstorytellers, a performance company whose members have intellectual and learning disabilities, has developed a performance and workshop based on his story. In this chapter the members of Openstorytellers reflect on the implications of the ways Peter is represented in literature and popular culture, and draw important connections between his life and their own.
Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900
Branch, Katie, Clemma Fleat, Nicola Grove, Tim Lumley Smith, and Robin Meader. "Peter the 'wild boy': What peter means to us." Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900 , (2018): 148-161. doi:10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.003.0008.