By Mark Osteen
Autism, a neuro-developmental incapacity, has got vast yet frequently sensationalistic remedy within the well known media. loads of medical and scientific learn has been dedicated to autism, however the conventional humanities disciplines and the hot box of incapacity experiences haven't begun to discover it. This quantity, the 1st scholarly e-book on autism within the humanities, brings students from a number of disciplines including adults at the autism spectrum to enquire the various ways in which autism has been represented in novels, poems, autobiographies, motion pictures, and scientific discourses, and to discover the connections and demarcations among autistic and "neurotypical" creativity. utilizing an empathetic scholarship that unites specialist rigor with experiential wisdom derived from the participants’ lives with or as autistic humans, the essays tackle such questions as: In what novel kinds does autistic creativity seem, and what strange strengths does it own? How do autistic representations--whether through or approximately autistic people--revise traditional principles of cognition, creativity, language, (dis)ability and sociability? This well timed and significant assortment breaks new floor in literary and movie feedback, aesthetics, psychology, and incapacity reports.
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Autism and Representation (Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies) by Mark Osteen