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Autism in Translation: Temple Grandin as the Autistic Subject

Tasha Oren

in Disability Media Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479867820
eISBN:
9781479802340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Tasha Oren conducts close readings of the television documentaries Stairway to Heaven (Errol Morris, Bravo, 2000) and The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow (Emma Sutten, BBC, 2006) and the fictionalized ... More


Presences: autistic difference

in Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310911
eISBN:
9781846314667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314667.004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter presents a discussion of autistic presence. It analyses in detail the system of Leo Kanner. Kanner's clinical method introduced a foundational dimension to the understanding of autism. ... More


Shechita

Roger Horowitz

in Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231158329
eISBN:
9780231540933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158329.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Opening with a recollection of showing the Temple Grandin biopic to his terminally-ill mother, emphasizes the ethical and political debates over shechita, the religiously-mandated techniques for ... More


Envisioning Autism

Benjamin Fraser

in Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318702
eISBN:
9781846317965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318702.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter analyzes the comic María y yo (2007, Miguel Gallardo) and the film based on the that comic, also titled María y yo (2010, Félix Fernández de Castro). Both cultural products portray the ... More


The Vast Range of Visual Worlds

Laura Otis

in Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190213466
eISBN:
9780190271701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213466.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The insights of five strikingly different visually gifted thinkers shape this chapter: cell biologist Barry Shur, engineer Temple Grandin, painter Mary J. Welty, neuroscientist Hugh Wilson, and U. S. ... More


For Genius: With whom would extraterrestrials want to negotiate?

Vinciane Despret

in What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816692378
eISBN:
9781452954394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter explores the link between autism and animal perception–most notably demonstrated by American scientist Temple Grandin—and suggests that animals’ enhanced perceptive capabilities may be ... More


Rethinking Thought: Inside the Minds of Creative Scientists and Artists

Laura Otis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190213466
eISBN:
9780190271701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213466.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book demonstrates how greatly the lived experience of thought varies from one person to another, especially with respect to visual mental images and verbal language. It examines differences in ... More


Gordon Peterson

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Gordon Peterson—early music specialist, professional musician, and former tenured music professor—was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of forty-five, by which time he had suffered ... More


Imagining Under Constraints

Amy Kind

in Knowledge Through Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716808
eISBN:
9780191785375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716808.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

As Hume famously claimed, we are nowhere more free than in our imagination. While this feature of imagination suggests that imagination has a crucial role to play in modal epistemology, it also ... More


Elizabeth J. “Ibby” Grace

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

“I sort of ‘think in music’ in the same way Temple [Grandin] says she ‘thinks in pictures,’ ” states the autistic professor, social activist, and singer Elizabeth J. “Ibby” Grace. “Music was the ... More


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