Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination
From concerns of an Ďautism epidemicí to the MMR vaccine crisis, autism is a source of peculiar fascination in the contemporary media. Discussion of the condition has been largely framed within medicine, psychiatry and education but there has been no exploration of its power within representative narrative forms. Representing Autism is the first book to tackle this approach, using contemporary fiction and memoir writing, film, photography, drama and documentary together with older texts to set the contemporary fascination with autism in context. Representing Autism analyses and evaluates the place of autism within contemporary culture and at the same time examines the ideas of individual and community produced by people with autism themselves to establish the ideas of autistic presence that emerge from within a space of cognitive exceptionality. Central to the book is a sense of the legitimacy of autistic presence as a way by which we might more fully articulate what it means to be human.
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Review: Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, FascinationUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
I'm not going to lie. The meeting of neurology and sociology is not an easy, breezy read by any means. As with most difficult books, one's brain quickly adapts. But, I just don't see many people ... Read full review
Review: Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, FascinationUser Review - Goodreads
Rather an academic book, but very interesting, looking at the way in which autism is portrayed in culture: Rain Man and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, obviously, but many other ...
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Representing Autism:. Culture, Narrative, Fascination. Stuart Murray, University of Leeds. As readers, we are obsessed by cognitive impairment. ...
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