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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


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


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


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


No Single Gene for Autism: The Emergence of Genomic Styles of Thought

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/9780816698301.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Chapter 3 charts the scientific and social histories of investigating autism as genetic (one gene/one autism) and shifts to genomics (many genes/many autisms). It traces the initial optimism and ... 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


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


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


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