Autism: A Social and Medical History

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Springer, Mar 22, 2013 - Social Science - 188 pages
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This book contextualizes autism as a socio cultural phenomenon, and examines the often troubling effects of representations and social trends. Exploring the individuals and events in the history of this condition, Waltz blends research and personal perspectives to examine social narratives of normalcy, disability and difference.

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Dr Mitzi Waltz works at the Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. She previously taught Autism Studies at the University of Birmingham (2007-2012), and was Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland (2002-2007). She has contributed to many key pieces of autism research and resources.

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