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Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

Abstract

Marking the culmination of a collaborative and interdisciplinary effort that began with a 2010 workshop at the University of Ottawa, Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference features contributors from Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Australia, and France. The work brings together a range of perspectives by uniting researchers who are concerned, to a greater or lesser degree, with autistic subjectivities and the politics of cognitive difference. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a project of this scope – in both methodological and conceptual terms – has b ... More

Keywords: Autism, Cognitive Difference, Neurodiversity, Disability Politics, Social Movements, Politics, Research, Healthcare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816688883
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joyce Davidson, editor

Michael Orsini, editor

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Contents

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Introduction. Critical Autism Studies

Michael Orsini and Joyce Davidson

Part I. Approaching Autism

4 Autism as a Form of Biological Citizenship

Charlotte Brownlow and Lindsay O’Dell

Part II. Researching the Politics and Practice of Care

5 Autism and Genetics

Majia Holmer Nadesan

6 Caring for Autism

Kristin Bumiller

7 Participatory Research with Autistic Communities

Dora Raymaker and Christina Nicolaidis

Part III. Diagnosis and Difference in Autism

9 Divided or Opposed?

Dana Lee Baker and Lila Walsh

10 Autism and Social Movements in France

Brigitte Chamak and Beatrice Bonniau

Part IV. Cultural Productions and Representations of Autism

11 Narrating Autism

Mark Osteen

12 The Shifting Horizons of Autism Online

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

End Matter