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Autism

A Social and Medical History

Authors: Waltz, M.

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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.

About the authors

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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"[A]s well as taking up the theme of the social construction of autism, everything that surrounds autism being as important as the condition itself in terms of reaction to it, [Autism: A Social Medical History] acknowledges perhaps for the first time the role of autistic people in this and how we are seeking to change the boundaries of what essentially is our country." - Autonomy, the Critical Journal of Interdisciplinary Autism Studies

'Waltz's engaging writing style and detailed biographical sketches make the story of autism real and readable for both academic and non-academic audiences.' - Social History of Medicine


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autism
Book Subtitle
A Social and Medical History
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32853-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137328533
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-52750-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35819-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 188
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