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The Resource Representing autism : culture, narrative, fascination, Stuart Murray

Representing autism : culture, narrative, fascination, Stuart Murray

Label
Representing autism : culture, narrative, fascination
Title
Representing autism
Title remainder
culture, narrative, fascination
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Murray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Representing Autism explores the ways in which autism is depicted in a number of different cultural narratives, from literary fiction, photography and commercial cinema, to the coverage of the vaccination scares and the productions of the multiple online communities in which the condition is discussed. The first book to examine such representations in detail, it looks at contemporary texts and narratives - from Rain Man to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - while also analysing stories that date from before the condition was identified medically in the 1940s in order to chart autism as a condition that has always been part of the human record. Stuart Murray investigates the ideas of individual and community produced by people with autism, both in print and online, to establish a concept of autistic presence that emerges from within a space of cognitive exceptionality. At heart, this book asserts the need to understand and respect the difference that is inherent in autism because of the ways in which it extends our experience of what it means to be human."--Jacket
  • "Representing Autism explores the ways in which autism is depicted in a number of different cultural narratives, from literary fiction, photography and commercial cinema, to the coverage of the vaccination scares and the productions of the multiple online communities in which the condition is discussed. The first book to examine such representations in detail, it looks at contemporary texts and narratives - from Rain Man to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - while also analysing stories that date from before the condition was identified medically in the 1940s in order to chart autism as a condition that has always been part of the human record. Stuart Murray investigates the ideas of individual and community produced by people with autism, both in print and online, to establish a concept of autistic presence that emerges from within a space of cognitive exceptionality. At heart, this book asserts the need to understand and respect the difference that is inherent in autism because of the ways in which it extends our experience of what it means to be human."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Stuart
Dewey number
616.8982
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
M87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Representations: health, disability, culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism
  • Developmentally disabled
  • Sociology of disability
  • Autism
  • Autism in literature
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Culture
Label
Representing autism : culture, narrative, fascination, Stuart Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autism and narrative -- Presences : autistic difference -- Idiots and savants -- Witnessing -- Boys and girls, men and women -- In our time : families and sentiments -- Causing/curing/caring
Control code
177983102
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781846310928
Isbn Type
(limp)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)177983102
Label
Representing autism : culture, narrative, fascination, Stuart Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Autism and narrative -- Presences : autistic difference -- Idiots and savants -- Witnessing -- Boys and girls, men and women -- In our time : families and sentiments -- Causing/curing/caring
Control code
177983102
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 236 pages
Isbn
9781846310928
Isbn Type
(limp)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Gift purchased by the UMKC Friends of the Library.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)177983102

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