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Speaking for ourselves : conversations on life, music, and autism

Speaking for ourselves : conversations on life, music, and autism

Author: Michael B BakanMara ChasarGraeme GibsonElizabeth J GraceZena HamelsonAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Since the advent of autism as a diagnosed condition in the 1940s, the importance of music in the lives of autistic people has been widely observed and studied. Articles on musical savants, extraordinary feats of musical memory, unusually high rates of absolute or "perfect" pitch, and the effectiveness of music-based therapies abound in the autism literature. Meanwhile, music scholars and historians have posited  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Bakan, Michael B.
Speaking for ourselves.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Online version:
Bakan, Michael B.
Speaking for ourselves
Named Person: Matthew Morrisson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Bakan; Mara Chasar; Graeme Gibson; Elizabeth J Grace; Zena Hamelson; Dotan Nitzberg; Gordon Peterson; Maureen Pytlik; Donald Rindale; Amy Sequenzia; Addison Silar
ISBN: 9780190855833 0190855835 9780197543122 019754312X
OCLC Number: 999671885
Description: xxii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Zena Hamelson --
Mara Chasar --
Donald Rindale --
Elizabeth J. "Ibby" Grace --
Dotan Nitzberg --
Graeme Gibson --
Maureen Pytlik --
Gordon Peterson --
Amy Sequenzia --
Addison Silar --
Conclusion: "living with autism shouldn't be hard."
Responsibility: Michael B. Bakan with Mara Chasar, Graeme Gibson, Elizabeth J. Grace, Zena Hamelson, Dotan Nitzberg, Gordon Peterson, Maureen Pytlik, Donald Rindale, Amy Sequenzia, and Addison Silar.


The musical talents and affinities of autistic people are widely recognized, but few have thought to ask autistic people themselves about how they make and experience music, and why it matters them  Read more...


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Speaking for Ourselves is a significant contribution to the literature on autism, social science, and neuroscience as well as on music. For the most part it is free of jargon, and the conversations Read more...

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