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Macmillan Higher Education

The Myth of Autism

Medicalising Men's and Boys' Social and Emotional Competence

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Palgrave

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15 December 2010

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In this groundbreaking book, the authors dispute the concept of autism and explore the cultural and political reasons why the number of those diagnosed with it has increased over the years. This is a must-read for students...

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In this groundbreaking book, the authors dispute the concept of autism and explore the cultural and political reasons why the number of those diagnosed with it has increased over the years. This is a must-read for students studying autism and related disorders as well as practitioners working in the mental health services.

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  • Groundbreaking conclusion?and compelling arguments will interest?students, academics and practitioners??

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
Introduction
The Missing Voices: Our Case Histories
PART TWO: AUTISM THE HISTORIAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
The History of Autism
Cult of Child Development
PART THREE: AUTISM THE SCIENCE
Biological Evidence
Classification
The Problem of Heterogeneity
Treatment
PART FOUR: AUTISM POLITICS AND SOCIETY
Gender
Culture and Socialization
The New Eugenics.

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SAMI TIMIMI is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for NHS, Lincolnshire, UK. He is also author of Naughty Boys: Anti-social Behaviour, and ADHD and the Role of Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

NEIL GARDNER works as a server-side developer for a major broadcasting company and takes an active interest in environmental and political issues.

BRIAN McCABE has worked through a range of jobs and now supports disabled people in education and hopes to complete a PhD.

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SAMI TIMIMI is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for NHS, Lincolnshire, UK. He is also author of Naughty Boys: Anti-social Behaviour, and ADHD and the Role of Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

NEIL GARDNER works as a server-side developer for a major broadcasting company and takes an active interest in environmental and political issues.

BRIAN McCABE has worked through a range of jobs and now supports disabled people in education and hopes to complete a PhD.

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