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Autism

Author: Stuart Murray
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge series integrating science and culture.
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"Autism is the first book on the condition that seeks to combine medical, historical and cultural approaches to an understanding of the condition. Its purpose is to present a rounded portrayal of the ways in which autism is currently represented in the world, It focuses on three broad areas: the facts of scientific research, including new ideas surrounding research into genetics and neuroscience, as well as the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Murray
ISBN: 9780415884983 0415884985 9780415884990 0415884993
OCLC Number: 742017551
Description: xv, 116 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: What we know...or don't --
The body, the brain, and the person: biology, neurology, and self --
The detail of diagnosis --
Intervention and treatment: metaphors, objects, and subjects --
The gender question and the nature of being --
Conclusion: after the fact --
Autism before modern medicine --
The development of child psychiatry: Kanner and Asperger --
Psychoanalysis, Bruno Bettelheim, parents, and blame --
Organizations and association --
The rise of neurodiversity: demands, advocacy, and legislation --
Cultural representations: outsider and insider accounts --
Conclusion: history in the making --
A lack of consensus --
Causing autism --
Autism and the idea of the cure --
Conclusion: autism and the human, again.
Series Title: Routledge series integrating science and culture.
Responsibility: Stuart Murray.
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"Autism is the first book on the condition that seeks to combine medical, historical and cultural approaches to an understanding of the condition. Its purpose is to present a rounded portrayal of the ways in which autism is currently represented in the world, It focuses on three broad areas: the facts of scientific research, including new ideas surrounding research into genetics and neuroscience, as well as the details of diagnosis and therapy; the history of the condition as it developed through psychiatric approaches to the rise of parent associations, neurodiversity and autism advocacy; and the fictional and media narratives through which it is increasingly expressed in the contemporary moment. Accessible and written in clear English, Autism is designed for student audiences in English, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, and Medicine and Health, as well as medical practitioners and the general reader. Autism is a condition surrounded by misunderstanding and often defined by contestation and argument. The purpose of this book is to bring clarity to the subject of autism across the full range of its manifestations"--Provided by publisher.

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