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Autism and Gender From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

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ISBN-10: 0252079892

ISBN-13: 9780252079894

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jordynn Jack

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The reasons behind the increase in autism diagnoses have become hotly contested in the media as well as within the medical, scholarly, and autistic communities. Jordynn Jack suggests the proliferating number of discussions point to autism as a rhetorical phenomenon that engenders attempts to persuade through arguments, appeals to emotions, and representational strategies. In Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks, Jack focuses on the ways gender influences popular discussion and understanding of autism's causes and effects. She identifies gendered theories like the “refrigerator mother” theory, for example, which blames emotionally distant mothers for autism, and the…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 4/28/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English