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Autism : a social and medical history

Author: Mitzi Waltz
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book contextualizes autism as a socio cultural phenomenon, and examines the often troubling effects of representations and social trends. Exploring the individuals and events in the history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitzi Waltz
ISBN: 9780230527515 0230527515 9780230527508 0230527507
OCLC Number: 821693777
Description: ix, 188 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A nameless difference --
Autism before and after the enlightenment --
Workhouses, asylums, and the rise of behavioural sciences --
The social construction of autism --
From 'pathological motherhood' to refrigerator mothers --
Bedlam, behaviourism, and beyond --
Parent blaming, parent power, and the start of real research --
Self-advocacy vs. the rise of the medical model.
Responsibility: Mitzi Waltz, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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"[A]s well as taking up the theme of the social construction of autism, everything that surrounds autism being as important as the condition itself in terms of reaction to it, [Autism: A Social Read more...

 
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