Worlds of autism : across the spectrum of neurological by Joyce Davidson, Michael Orsini

Worlds of autism : across the spectrum of neurological by Joyce Davidson, Michael Orsini

By Joyce Davidson, Michael Orsini


Since first being pointed out as a special psychiatric illness in 1943, autism has been steeped in contestation and controversy. Present-day skirmishes over the aptitude reasons of autism, how or maybe if it may be taken care of, and where of Asperger’s syndrome at the autism spectrum are the themes of severe debate within the learn neighborhood, within the media, and between people with autism and their households. Bringing jointly cutting edge paintings on autism by means of foreign students within the social sciences and arts, Worlds of Autism boldly demanding situations the deficit narrative known in either well known and clinical bills of autism spectrum problems, in its place situating autism inside of an skills framework that respects the complicated personhood of people with autism.


A significant contribution to the rising, interdisciplinary box of serious autism experiences, this e-book is methodologically and conceptually huge. Its authors discover the philosophical questions raised by means of autism, resembling the way it complicates neurotypical understandings of personhood; grapple with the politics that tell autism study, remedy, and care; examine the prognosis of autism and the popularity of distinction; and examine representations of autism and tales instructed via and approximately people with autism.


From empathy, social circles, and web groups to biopolitics, genetics, and diagnoses, Worlds of Autism contains a diversity of views on autistic subjectivities and the politics of cognitive distinction, confronting society’s assumptions approximately people with autism and the characterization of autism as a disability.


Contributors: Dana Lee Baker, Washington nation U; Beatrice Bonniau, Paris Descartes U; Charlotte Brownlow, U of Southern Queensland, Australia; Kristin Bumiller, Amherst university; Brigitte Chamak, Paris Descartes U; Kristina chunk, Saint Peter’s U, New Jersey; Patrick McDonagh, Concordia U, Montreal; Stuart Murray, U of Leeds; Majia Holmer Nadesan, Arizona nation U; Christina Nicolaidis, Portland nation U; Lindsay O'Dell, Open U, London; Francisco Ortega, country U of Rio de Janeiro; Mark Osteen, Loyola U, Maryland; sunrise Eddings Prince; Dora Raymaker; Sara Ryan, U of Oxford; Lila Walsh.


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Is it even possible to render chaotic experience and nonlinear consciousness through linear narrative? These factors partly explain the prevalence of “cure” stories in autism literature, whereby authors evade autism’s narrative challenges by crafting tales in which autism itself is eliminated. Osteen analyzes the methods that authors—both autistic and neurotypical, in both fiction and nonfiction—employ to cope with autism’s narrative challenges, including harnessing genre conventions (mystery, the bildungsroman), using tropes of repetition (echoes, mirrors, interior monologue), and inserting nonnarrative elements (graphs, comic panels, drawings).

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