Autism (The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture) by Stuart Murray
Autism (The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture)
Author: Stuart Murray
Title: Autism (The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture)
ISBN10: 0415884993
ISBN13: 978-0415884990
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 11, 2011)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1705 kb
Size epub: 1560 kb
Rating: 4.6 ✪
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Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Autism is the first book on the condition that seeks to combine medical, historical and cultural approaches to an understanding of the condition. Its purpose is to present a rounded portrayal of the ways in which autism is currently represented in the world, It focuses on three broad areas: the facts of scientific research, including new ideas surrounding research into genetics and neuroscience, as well as the details of diagnosis and therapy; the history of the condition as it developed through psychiatric approaches to the rise of parent associations, neurodiversity and autism advocacy; and the fictional and media narratives through which it is increasingly expressed in the contemporary moment. Accessible and written in clear English, Autism is designed for student audiences in English, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology, and Medicine and Health, as well as medical practitioners and the general reader. Autism is a condition surrounded by misunderstanding and often defined by contestation and argument. The purpose of this book is to bring clarity to the subject of autism across the full range of its manifestations.