In this groundbreaking book the authors challenge the concept of autism arguing that the diagnosis should be abolished, making it a must-read for both students and practitioners
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'...this is a damning exposé of what is now the industry of autism and is an enormously brave book for the three authors to have written...Its huge value is that it helps open up possibilities, instead of closing them down.' - Human GivensReseña del editor:
In this unique text a prominent critic of mainstream child and adolescent psychiatric theory and practice, Sami Timimi, collaborates with two ex-service users to re-examine, deconstruct and critique modern mainstream theory and practice in relation to autism. They track changes in the conceptualisation of autism in the West from a rare disorder affecting a small number of individuals with moderate to severe learning difficulties to becoming a broad continuum mainly diagnosed in males deemed to have poor social or emotional competence. Arguing that this change is primarily ideological -- the result of a change in the way we think about social and emotional competence, rather than any new scientific discovery -- the authors illustrate how the medicalisation of boys' and men's social and emotional behaviour has a close relationship to social, political, economic, and cultural changes that have occurred in Western culture in recent decades. Their conclusion is controversial- the concept of Autism has become a hindrance rather than a help and so our whole approach to the diagnosis needs re-consideration, including the possibility that this diagnosis has gone past its sell-by date and should be abandoned.
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Descripción Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Has some light general reading/shelfwear, with a small amount of underlining/margin notes - otherwise, this is a clean, tight copy. Quick dispatch from the UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 057101
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Mens and Boys Social and Emotional Competence. Nº de ref. de la librería Grb0055367
Descripción Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0230545262