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Brains, Pedigrees, and Promises: Lessons from the Politics of Autism Genetics

Chloe Silverman

in Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150468
eISBN:
9781400840397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150468.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter tells the story of two parent groups, the Cure Autism Now Foundation (CAN) and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR), and their efforts to promote genetic research on autism. ... More


Balzac, ‘Roi de la Nouvelle’ From the Contes bruns to Le Curé de Tours, 1832

TIM FARRANT

in Balzac's Shorter Fictions: Genesis and Genre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198151975
eISBN:
9780191710247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151975.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter shows that via the myriad contemporary species of the conte — conte brun, conte drolatique, conte artiste, conte fantastique — Balzac, dubbed ‘roi de la nouvelle’ in January 1832, moves ... More


SUPERSTITIONS—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapters looks at the various written charms—such as certain passages from the Quran or the names of God—that were worn, engraved, or hung up, as well as the rituals to protect against disease, ... More


Hannah Allen

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek

in Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter comprises an introduction to the conversion narrative of Hannah Allen, A Narrative of God's Gracious Dealings (1683), selected reading, and several edited extracts from the work itself. ... More


Crafting History

S. Zohreh Kermani

in Pagan Family Values: Childhood and the Religious Imagination in Contemporary American Paganism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769744
eISBN:
9780814744987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769744.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the manifold and conflicting histories of contemporary Paganism and how these varied understandings both reflect and influence Pagans' understandings of their religion, along ... More


Healing the Self to Heal the World

Monica M. Emerich

in The Gospel of Sustainability: Media, Market, and LOHAS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036422
eISBN:
9780252093456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036422.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how LOHAS salvages its “New Age” focus on self-development or actualization. It examines the Mind Cure, New Thought, and New Age movements in terms of their relationship to ... More


Salvum Lotum! A Rhetor’s Improvised Baths

Janet Downie

in At the Limits of Art: A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides’ Hieroi Logoi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199924875
eISBN:
9780199345649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199924875.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The performances of physical cure that Aristides recounts in the Hieroi Logoi are evidence of divine support, and this chapter argues that his purpose is to direct this claim of divine support to ... More


Parent Advocacy and the Rise of Autism Genetics Research

Jennifer S. Singh

in Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Chapter 2 offers a social history of two parent advocacy groups established in the 1990’s, the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN). This chapter investigates how ... More


“To Law for Our Children”: Norm and Jurisdiction in Webster, Rowley, and Heywood's Cure for a Cuckold

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on Cure for a Cuckold (1624), this chapter examines the question of jurisdictional complexity internal to English law by tracking how the sea's disruptive energies implode, ... More


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