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Worlds of AutismAcross the Spectrum of Neurological Difference$
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Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816688883

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.001.0001

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Critical Autism Studies

Critical Autism Studies

Notes on an Emerging Field

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction. Critical Autism Studies
Source:
Worlds of Autism
Author(s):

Joyce Davidson

Michael Orsini

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0001

Michael Orsini and Joyce Davidson 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. International, trans-disciplinary approach brings philosophers and critical theorists into dialogue with researchers who have conducted case studies of autism within the social sciences and humanities; Situates autism within an abilities framework that respects the complex personhood of autistic individuals, in contrast to the deficit model prevalent in much existing clinical literature; Suitable for scholars, policymakers, autistic individuals, and other individuals and groups involved in developing strategies and services with, and for, autistic people.

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

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