Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination (Liverpool University Press - Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and So)

Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination (Liverpool University Press - Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and So)

Stuart Murray


From issues of an 'autism epidemic' to the MMR vaccine quandary, autism is a resource of surprising fascination within the modern media. dialogue of the situation has been mostly framed inside drugs, psychiatry and schooling yet there was no exploration of its energy inside of consultant narrative varieties. Representing Autism is the 1st e-book to take on this technique, utilizing modern fiction and memoir writing, movie, images, drama and documentary including older texts to set the modern fascination with autism in context. Representing Autism analyses and evaluates where of autism inside modern tradition and while examines the guidelines of person and neighborhood produced through individuals with autism themselves to set up the guidelines of autistic presence that emerge from inside an area of cognitive exceptionality. valuable to the booklet is a feeling of the legitimacy of autistic presence as a manner wherein we'd extra totally articulate what it capacity to be human.

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