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Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder

Chloe Silverman


Autism has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years, thanks to dramatically increasing rates of diagnosis, extensive organizational mobilization, journalistic coverage, biomedical research, and clinical innovation. This book takes a close look at the role of emotion—specifically, of parental love—in the intense and passionate work of biomedical communities investigating autism. The book tracks developments in autism theory and practice over the past half-century and shows how an understanding of autism has been constituted and stabilized through vital efforts of schools, gene banks, ... More

Keywords: autism, emotion, parental love, autism theory, parental care, therapy, treatment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691150468
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691150468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chloe Silverman, author
Penn State