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The Resource Understanding Autism : Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder, Chloe Silverman

Understanding Autism : Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder, Chloe Silverman

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Understanding Autism : Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder
Title
Understanding Autism
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Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder
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Chloe Silverman
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eng
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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 banks, professional associations, government committees, parent networks, and treatment conferences. She examines the love and labor of parents, who play a role in developing--in conjunction with medical experts--new forms of treatment and therapy for their children. While biomedical knowledge is dispersed through an emotionally neutral, technical language that separates experts from laypeople, parental advocacy and activism call these distinctions into question. Silverman reveals how parental care has been a constant driver in the volatile field of autism research and treatment, and has served as an inspiration for scientific change"--Provided by publisher
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non fiction
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Understanding Autism : Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder, Chloe Silverman
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Understanding Autism : Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder, Chloe Silverman
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7t3n6
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-327) and index
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online resource
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Contents
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
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