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Unstrange minds : remapping the world of autism

Author: Roy Richard Grinker
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] shows that the "epidemic" of autism is, paradoxically, a sign of how much the world has achieved in promoting autism awareness and education. The identification and treatment of autism has improved dramatically over the past few decades, and the increase in diagnoses is as much a product of culture as science ... [It is] filled with moving stories and informed by the latest science.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Richard Grinker
OCLC Number: 219668526
Notes: Originally published: New York : Basic Books, ©2007.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction: Bringing autism into focus --
One in three hundred --
Theme and variation, the "discovery" of autism --
Stigma, shame, and secrets --
Blaming mothers --
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 a scientist--and father of an autistic child--is the first book to show that the "epidemic" holds surprising new promise for better diagnosis and treatment  Read more...

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