Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism

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by Roy Richard Grinker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465027644

ISBN-13: 9780465027644

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: Basic Books


When anthropologist Richard Grinker’s daughter was diagnosed with autism in 1994, it occurred in only about 1 in every 10,000 children. Within ten years, rates had skyrocketed, and the media was declaring autism an epidemic. Unstrange Minds documents Grinker’s quest across the globe to discover the surprising truth about why autism is so much

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When anthropologist Richard Grinker’s daughter was diagnosed with autism in 1994, it occurred in only about 1 in every 10,000 children. Within ten years, rates had skyrocketed, and the media was declaring autism an epidemic. Unstrange Minds documents Grinker’s quest across the globe to discover the surprising truth about why autism is so much more common today. Grinker shows that the identification and treatment of autism depends on culture just as much as on science. Filled with moving stories and informed by the latest science, Unstrange Minds is a powerful testament to a father’s quest for the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465027644
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
623,546
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 2.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Bringing Autism into Focus     1
Part 1
One in Three Hundred     23
Theme and Variation: The "Discovery" of Autism     37
Stigma, Shame, and Secrets     67
Blaming Mothers     85
The Rise of Diagnosis     103
Autism by the Book     123
Autism by the Numbers     143
Part 2
Isabel in Monet's Garden     175
Igloos in India     197
Breaking the Rules     215
Half Past Winter in South Korea     229
Becoming Visible     251
Getting in Tune     263
Beyond the Curve     283
Acknowledgments     303
Notes     307
References     317
Index     329

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