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Unstrange minds : remapping the world of autism

Author: Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A father's attempt to understand his daughter's autism leads him on a journey around the world to learn how societies view the widely diagnosed disorder.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Richard Grinker
ISBN: 9780465027644 0465027644
OCLC Number: 209846011
Description: ix, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: bringing autism into focus --
One in three hundred --
Theme and variation: the "discovery" of autism --
Stigma, shame, and secrets --
Blaming mothers --
The rise of diagnosis --
Autism by the book --
Autism by the numbers --
Isabel in Monet's garden --
Igloos in India --
Breaking the rules --
Half past winter in South Korea --
Becoming visible --
Getting in tune --
Beyond the curve.
Responsibility: Roy Richard Grinker.
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This global exploration of autism by an award-winning scientist-and father of an autistic child-shows that an apparent epidemic signals surprising new promise for better diagnosis and treatment  Read more...

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