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Representing Autism free pdf From concerns of an 'autism epidemic' to the MMR vaccine crisis, autism is a source of peculiar fascination in the contemporary media. Discussion of the condition has been largely framed within medicine, psychiatry and education but there has been no exploration of its power within representative narrative forms. Representing Autism is the first book to tackle this approach, using contemporary fiction and memoir writing, film, photography, drama and documentary together with older texts to set the contemporary fascination with autism in context."Representing Autism" analyses and evaluates the place of autism within contemporary culture and at the same time examines the ideas of individual and community produced by people with autism themselves to establish the ideas of autistic presence that emerge from within a space of cognitive exceptionality. Central to the book is a sense of the legitimacy of autistic presence as a way by which we might more fully articulate what it means to be human. This is the first book to explore representations of autism in literature and film. It explores both books, such as "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", and films such as "Rain Man". This title draws on the author's experience as a parent to three boys: one with autism, one with Asperger's syndrome and one with dyspraxia.

About Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds.

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Author : Stuart Murray
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Data Published : 25 May 2008
ISBN : 184631092X
EAN : 9781846310928
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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