Autism In Translation: An Intercultural Conversation On Autism Spectrum Conditions by Elizabeth FeinAutism In Translation: An Intercultural Conversation On Autism Spectrum Conditions by Elizabeth Fein

Autism In Translation: An Intercultural Conversation On Autism Spectrum Conditions

byElizabeth FeinEditorClarice Rios

Hardcover | September 14, 2018

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Autism is a complex phenomenon that is both individual and social. Showing both robust similarities and intriguing differences across cultural contexts, the autism spectrum raises innumerable questions about self, subjectivity, and society in a globalized world. Yet it is often misrepresented as a problem of broken bodies and disordered brains. So, in 2015, a group of interdisciplinary scholars gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for an intellectual experiment: a workshop that joined approaches from psychological anthropology to the South American tradition of Collective Health in order to consider autism within social, historical, and political settings. This book is the product of the ongoing conversation emerging from this event. It contains a series of comparative histories of autism policy in Italy, Brazil, and the United States; focuses on issues of voice, narrative, and representation in autism; and examines how the concept of autism shapes both individual lives and broader social and economic systems. 

Featuring contributions from:

  • Michael Bakan
  • Benilton Bezerra
  • Pamela Block
  • M. Ariel Cascio 
  • Jurandir Freire Costa
  • Bárbara Costa Andrada
  • Cassandra Evans
  • Elizabeth Fein 
  • Clara Feldman 
  • Roy Richard Grinker
  • Rossano Lima
  • Francisco Ortega
  • Dawn Prince-Hughes
  • Clarice Rios 
  • Laura Sterponi 
  • Thomas S. Weisner
  • Enrico Valtellina

Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University, USA. Dr. Fein is a psychological anthropologist and licensed clinical psychologist who uses clinical ethnography to explore the intersections of culture and neurodevelopmental difference. Clarice Rios, Ph.D., is Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Fede...
Title:Autism In Translation: An Intercultural Conversation On Autism Spectrum ConditionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:September 14, 2018Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319932926

ISBN - 13:9783319932927


Table of Contents

1. Autism in Brazil and the United States.- 2. Challenges to Psychiatric Reform: Autism in Italy and Brazil.- 3. Commentary.- 4. Music and Autism, Representation and Re-presentation: An Ethnomusicological Perspective.- 5. Compelling Structures: Autism as a Mode of Engagement.- 6. Autism and First Person Accounts: The Cognitive Problem.- 7. Commentary.- 8. Expert On Your Own Child, Expert On Your Own World - Reinventing Autism Expertise(s).- 9. AS: Classification, Interpellation.- 10. Who Owns Autism?: Economics, Fetishism, and Stakeholders.- 11. Commentary.- 12. Culture, Autism and Psychological Anthropology.- 13. Commentary.