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Understanding Autism Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder

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ISBN-10: 0691159688

ISBN-13: 9780691159683

Edition: 2011

Authors: Chloe Silverman

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Autism has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years, thanks to dramatically increasing rates of diagnosis, extensive organizational mobilization, journalistic coverage, biomedical research, and clinical innovation. Understanding Autism, a social history of the expanding diagnostic category of this contested illness, takes a close look at the role of emotion--specifically, of parental love--in the intense and passionate work of biomedical communities investigating autism.Chloe Silverman tracks developments in autism theory and practice over the past half-century and shows how an understanding of autism has been constituted and stabilized through vital efforts of schools, gene…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.10" wide x 12.68" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Introduction: Love as an Analytic Tool
Research Programs, "Autistic Disturbances," and Human Difference
Love Is Not Enough: Bruno Bettelheim, Infantile Autism, and Psychoanalytic Childhoods
Expert Amateurs: Raising and Treating Children with Autism
Interlude: Parents Speak: The Art of Love and the Ethics of Care
Brains, Pedigrees, and Promises: Lessons from the Politics of Autism Genetics
Desperate and Rational: Parents and Professionals in Autism Research
Pandora's Box: Immunizations, Parental Obligations, and Toxic Facts
Conclusion: What the World Needs Now: Learning About and Acting on Autism Research