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Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

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 ... More


Autism in an Age of Empathy: A Cautionary Critique

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Patrick McDonagh The notion of empathy, like that of intelligence, seems to require outsiders – like those with autism – whose exclusion from “empathic consciousness” can assure the rest of us that ... More


Cerebralizing Autism within the Neurodiversity Movement

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Francisco Ortega This chapter analyzes the relationship between autistic people and their brains. In particular, it explores how a brain-related vocabulary was mobilized by autistic self-advocates to ... More


Critical Autism Studies: Notes on an Emerging Field

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

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 ... More


Autism and Genetics: Profit, Risk, and Bare Life

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Maja Holmer Nadesan This chapter considers the politics behind competing explanations for autism. Critiquing the dominant frame governing autism research and public funding for autism, the author ... More


Autism and Social Movements in France: A Comparative Perspective

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Brigitte Chamak and Beatrice Bonniau This chapter provides a comparative perspective on autism advocacy using insights gleaned from the study of health social movements. By refocusing attention on ... More


Capturing Diagnostic Journeys of Life on the Autism Spectrum

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Sara Ryan Analyzing data from two qualitative research projects in which people with autism spectrum disorder were asked to talk about their experiences, this chapter considers the ambiguity ... More


Autism and the Posthuman

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Stuart Murray Drawing on theory, clinical conceptions, ideas of possible medical futures, and writings from those with autism themselves, this chapter aims to think through the multiple and often ... More


Autism as a Form of Biological Citizenship

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Charlotte Brownlow and Lindsay O’Dell The neurodiversity movement claims autism as a difference (and often as a superior identity). This chapter considers how a biological explanation of autism has ... More


Caring for Autism: Toward a More Responsive State

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Kristin Bumiller The life chances of people with disabilities, and in particular those with autism, are highly determined by state policies. This chapter offers a critical perspective on how the ... More


Participatory Research with Autistic Communities: Shifting the System

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Dora Raymaker and Christina Nicolaidis This chapter surveys key issues in minority-scientist social dynamics and how they shape traditional autism research. Drawing examples from a project with ... More


Divided or Opposed?: The Level-of-Functioning Arguments in Autism-Related Political Discourse in Canada

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Dana Lee Baker and Lila Walsh This chapter examines the degree to which the needs and interests of so-called low- and high-functioning individuals with autism are set in tension with one another in ... More


Narrating Autism

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Mark Osteen This chapter considers “the narrative problem of autism,” suggesting that autism stories tend to follow general rules that threaten to collapse autism’s diversity into a menu of formulae. ... More


The Shifting Horizons of Autism Online

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini This chapter investigates the perceived importance of the Internet for individuals on the autism spectrum. Drawing on a study of autistic autobiographies, the ... More


Autism and the Task of the Translator

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Kristina Chew This chapter opens with a brief examination of current conventional approaches to speaking for and about autism and autistic people. The remainder of the chapter explores alternatives, ... More


“All the Things I Have Ever Been”: Autoethnographic Reflections on Academic Writing and Autism

Joyce Davidson and Michael Orsini

in Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688883
eISBN:
9781452949239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688883.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Dawn Eddings Prince In this chapter, the author draws attention to the singular and exclusionary nature of academic writing, its own insular view of reality, and its beloved rigidity and reliable ... More


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