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Understanding autism : parents, doctors, and the history of a disorder / Chloe Silverman.

Silverman, Chloe. (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 0691159688
  • ISBN: 9780691159683
  • Description: x, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-327) and index.
Contents Note: Introduction: Love as an analytic tool -- Research programs, "autistic disturbances," and human difference -- Love is not enough: Bruno Bettelheim, infantile autism, and psychoanalytic childhoods -- Expert amateurs: raising and treating children with autism -- Interlude: Parents speak: the art of love and the ethics of care -- Brains, pedigrees, and promises: lessons from the politics of autism genetics -- Desperate and rational: parents and professionals in autism research -- Pandora's box: immunizations, parental obligations, and toxic facts -- Conclusion: What the world needs now: learning about and acting on autism research.

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