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Autism in translation : an intercultural conversation on autism spectrum conditions / Elizabeth Fein, Clarice Rios, editors.

By: Fein, Elizabeth.
Contributor(s): Rios, Clarice [editor.].
Series: Culture, mind, and society: Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave MacMillan, 2018Copyright date: 2018Description: xviii, 304 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783030066321.Subject(s): AUTISM | POLICY | ADVOCACY | CLASSIFICATION | DIAGNOSIS | MENTAL HEALTH | MUSIC | PERSONAL NARRATIVES | SUPPORT SERVICES | BRAZIL | ITALY | UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Contents:
1. Introduction / Elizabeth Fein and Clarice Rios -- Part I. Political Histories of Autism : 2. Autism Policy and Advocacy in Brazil and the USA / Rossano Cabral Lima, Clara Feldman, Cassandra Evans and Pamela Block -- 3. Psychiatric Reform and Autism Services in Italy and Brazil / M. Ariel Cascio, Barbara Costa Andrada and Benilton Bezerra Jr. -- 4. Commentary "Why Not Both?" Negotiating Ideas About Autism in Italy, Brazil, and the US / Francisco Ortega -- Part II. Voice, Narrative and Representation : 5. Music and Autism, Representation and Re-presentation: An Ethnomusicological Perspective / Michael B. Bakan -- 6. Autism as a Mode of Engagement / Elizabeth Fein -- 7. Autism and First-Person Accounts: The Cognitive Problem / Jurandir Freire Costa and Roy Richard Grinker -- 8. Commentary: Words, Voice, Silence / Laura Sterponi -- Part III. The Autism Concept : 9. Expert on Your Own Child, Expert on Your Own World--Reinventing Autism Expertise(s) / Clarice Rios -- 10. A.S.: Classification, Interpellation / Enrico Valtellina -- 11. Who Owns Autism? Economics, Fetishism, and Stakeholders / Roy Richard Grinker -- 12. Commentary: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Autism? / M. Ariel Cascio -- Part IV. Closing Commentaries : 13. Psychological Anthropology and the Study of Disability / Thomas S. Weisner -- 14. Joy / Dawn Prince-Hughes -- Index.
Summary: 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 Collectuve Health in order to consider autism within social, historical, and political settings. This book is the product of that event, and of the ongoing conversation that emerged from it. Bringing together comparative histories of autism policy in Brazil, Italy and the United States with ethnographic explorations of the lived worlds of people affected by autism as they work, play, and fight for contested rights, this volume explores autism at the nexus of self, subjectivity, and society in a globalized world--back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Introduction / Elizabeth Fein and Clarice Rios -- Part I. Political Histories of Autism : 2. Autism Policy and Advocacy in Brazil and the USA / Rossano Cabral Lima, Clara Feldman, Cassandra Evans and Pamela Block -- 3. Psychiatric Reform and Autism Services in Italy and Brazil / M. Ariel Cascio, Barbara Costa Andrada and Benilton Bezerra Jr. -- 4. Commentary "Why Not Both?" Negotiating Ideas About Autism in Italy, Brazil, and the US / Francisco Ortega -- Part II. Voice, Narrative and Representation : 5. Music and Autism, Representation and Re-presentation: An Ethnomusicological Perspective / Michael B. Bakan -- 6. Autism as a Mode of Engagement / Elizabeth Fein -- 7. Autism and First-Person Accounts: The Cognitive Problem / Jurandir Freire Costa and Roy Richard Grinker -- 8. Commentary: Words, Voice, Silence / Laura Sterponi -- Part III. The Autism Concept : 9. Expert on Your Own Child, Expert on Your Own World--Reinventing Autism Expertise(s) / Clarice Rios -- 10. A.S.: Classification, Interpellation / Enrico Valtellina -- 11. Who Owns Autism? Economics, Fetishism, and Stakeholders / Roy Richard Grinker -- 12. Commentary: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Autism? / M. Ariel Cascio -- Part IV. Closing Commentaries : 13. Psychological Anthropology and the Study of Disability / Thomas S. Weisner -- 14. Joy / Dawn Prince-Hughes -- Index.

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 Collectuve Health in order to consider autism within social, historical, and political settings. This book is the product of that event, and of the ongoing conversation that emerged from it. Bringing together comparative histories of autism policy in Brazil, Italy and the United States with ethnographic explorations of the lived worlds of people affected by autism as they work, play, and fight for contested rights, this volume explores autism at the nexus of self, subjectivity, and society in a globalized world--back cover.

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