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Autism in a Decentered World (Hardcover) (Alice Wexler)

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Autistic people are empirically and scientifically generalized as living in a fragmented, alternate reality, without a coherent continuous self. In Part I, this book presents recent neuropsychological research and its implications for existing theories of autism, selfhood, and identity, challenging common assumptions about the formation and structure of the autistic self. and autism’s relationship to neurotypicality. Through several case studies in Part II, the book explores the ways in which artists diagnosed with autism have constructed their identities through participation within art communities and cultures, and how the concept of self as ‘story’ can be utilized to better understand the neurological differences between autism and typical cognition. This book will be of particular interest to researchers and scholars within the fields of Disability Studies, Art Education, and Art Therapy.

Number of Pages: 261
Genre: Education, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Special Education / Socially Handicapped, Psychopathology / Autism, Educational Psychology
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Alice Wexler
Language: English
Street Date: February 11, 2016
TCIN: 50900916
UPC: 9781138818576
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-5998
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