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The Resource The Western disease : contesting autism in the Somali diaspora, Claire Laurier Decoteau

The Western disease : contesting autism in the Somali diaspora, Claire Laurier Decoteau

Label
The Western disease : contesting autism in the Somali diaspora
Title
The Western disease
Title remainder
contesting autism in the Somali diaspora
Statement of responsibility
Claire Laurier Decoteau
Title variation
  • Contesting autism in the Somali diaspora
  • Autism in the Somali diaspora
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Autism has become an all-too-common diagnosis here in the United States. Typically diagnosed in early childhood, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is identified based on developmental delays in three areas: language, social skills, and particular behaviors. But what Americans know and think about autism is shaped by our social relationship to health, disease, and our country's medical system. The Western Disease explores the ways that Somali recent immigrants make sense of their children's diagnosis of autism. Having never heard of the disease before migrating to North America, they often determine that since autism doesn't exist in Somalia, it must be a Western disease. Many even believe it is Somalis' forced migration to North America that has rendered their children vulnerable to the development of autism. As Decoteau shows, autism--as a category, identity, and diagnosis--does not exist in Somalia because the infrastructure for its emergence is absent. When Somalis say that autism does not exist in Somalia, however, they mean that the disorder is Western in nature--that it is caused by environmental and health conditions unique to life in North America. Following Somali parents as they struggle to make sense of their children's illness and advocate for alternative care, Decoteau untangles the complicated ways immigration, race, and class affect the Somali relationship to the disease, and how this helps us understand our distinctly American approach to healthcare"--
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Decoteau, Claire Laurier
Dewey number
616.85/88200899354
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC533.A88
LC item number
D43 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS 350.8.P4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism
  • Autism
  • Somalis
  • Somalis
  • Somalis
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Social medicine
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Public Opinion
  • Attitude
  • Somalia
  • Emigrants and Immigrants
  • North America
  • Minnesota
  • Ontario
  • MEDICAL / Internal Medicine
  • Autism
  • Immigrants
  • Social medicine
  • Somalis
  • Minnesota
  • North America
  • Ontario
  • Somalia
Label
The Western disease : contesting autism in the Somali diaspora, Claire Laurier Decoteau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-256) 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
The "Western disease" -- A postcolonial theory of autism -- Uneven landscapes of care -- Approaching autism otherwise -- Political and epistemic mobilization -- Vaccine skepticism and the accumulation of distrust -- The microbiome and postcolonial critique -- Centering the margins
Control code
1200581095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9780226772257
Lccn
2020051198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1200581095
Label
The Western disease : contesting autism in the Somali diaspora, Claire Laurier Decoteau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-256) 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
The "Western disease" -- A postcolonial theory of autism -- Uneven landscapes of care -- Approaching autism otherwise -- Political and epistemic mobilization -- Vaccine skepticism and the accumulation of distrust -- The microbiome and postcolonial critique -- Centering the margins
Control code
1200581095
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 267 pages
Isbn
9780226772257
Lccn
2020051198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1200581095

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