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The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Jason Tougaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Elusive Brain is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary literature’s engagement with neuroscience. Jason Tougaw analyzes the works of contemporary writers—including Oliver Sacks, Temple ... More


Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Jennifer S. Singh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Multiple Autisms investigates the emergence of autism as a genetic disorder and why the search for autism genes became a research priority for private and public funding agencies in the U.S. since ... More


Interlude: Neurodiversity in the Age of the Brain Atlas

Jason Tougaw

in The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this interlude, Tougaw examines two major cultural responses to advances in neuroscience: neurodiversity politics and the U.S.-European race to “map” the brain in the hope of creating a dynamic ... More


Three Autistic Autobiographers

Jason Tougaw

in The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this chapter, Tougaw examines multiple autobiographies by three autistic writers: Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay, Naoki Higashida, and John Elder Robison. Like other brain memoirists, these authors ... More


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


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 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


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


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


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


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