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Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement

Stories from the Frontline

Editors: Kapp, Steven K. (Ed.)

  • The first book to bring together a large collection of neurodiverse contributors to talk about events that shaped the movement, and which they themselves were involved with
  • Focuses on activists’ direct experience effecting change for people who identify as autistic rather than abstract accounts that reflect on autism’s social construction or essence
  • Provides a one-stop shop for readers interested in the history and ideas of the neurodiversity movement and how these ideas have shaped production of expert and especially lay knowledge about autism
  • Gathers a collective of autistic activist/academic voices and engages in current theoretical debates around knowledge production and epistemic authority within (critical) research on autism
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About this book

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as “Don’t Mourn for Us”, mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.

About the authors

Steven K. Kapp is a Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Exeter, UK, working on the Wellcome Trust-funded project Exploring Diagnosis: Autism and Neurodiversity. With backgrounds in public policy, education, psychology, and disability studies, he researches the lived experiences, support needs, and quality of life of autistic people.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8437-0
  • The ebook is not yet available online.
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 30, 2019
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8436-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement
Book Subtitle
Stories from the Frontline
Editors
  • Steven K. Kapp
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8437-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8436-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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