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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
Title remainder
parents, doctors, and the history of a disorder
Statement of responsibility
Chloe Silverman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Chloe
Dewey number
618.92/85882
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC553.A88
LC item number
S55 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WS 350.8.P4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autism in children
  • Parents of autistic children
  • Autistic children
  • Autism in children
Label
Understanding autism : parents, doctors, and the history of a disorder, Chloe Silverman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-327) and index
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
Control code
ocn720258891
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780691150468
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
2011013942
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1375590
  • (OCoLC)720258891
Label
Understanding autism : parents, doctors, and the history of a disorder, Chloe Silverman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-327) and index
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
Control code
ocn720258891
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 340 p.
Isbn
9780691150468
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
2011013942
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1375590
  • (OCoLC)720258891

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