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War on Autism : On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence (Paperback) (Anne McGuire)

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The author examines acts of autism advocacy and how they create a perspective that views autism as a pathological biological disorder that is a threat to normative life, and as the means for normalizing, neutralizing, or eliminating the threat, creating advocacy that is “against” autism. She illustrates how these dominant discourses reveal autism as something to be fought and how this creates the possibility for acts of violence. She describes the emergence of autism as a category and how autism and advocacy have been tied together; how medical ideas of autism focus on bodies as deviant and in need of development, through red flag warning systems; the role of developmental time; strategies and targets of a culture at war with autism and similarities to the war on terror; and how the discourse of autism advocacy sees it as a thing and not a person, with analysis of the three murders of children with autism. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Discrimination + Race Relations
Series Title: Corporealities: Discourses of Disability
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: Anne McGuire
Language: English
Street Date: April 28, 2016
TCIN: 51240707
UPC: 9780472053124
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-1300
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