The Resource Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum, Sonya Freeman Loftis, (ebook)

Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum, Sonya Freeman Loftis, (ebook)

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Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum
Title
Imagining autism
Title remainder
fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum
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Sonya Freeman Loftis
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Language
eng
Summary
A disorder that is only just beginning to find a place in disability studies and activism, autism remains in large part a mystery, giving rise to both fear and fascination. Sonya Freeman Loftis's groundbreaking study examines literary representations of autism or autistic behavior to discover what impact they have had on cultural stereotypes, autistic culture, and the identity politics of autism. Imagining Autism looks at fictional characters (and an author or two) widely understood as autistic, ranging from Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Harper Lee's Boo Radley to Mark Haddon's boy detective Christopher Boone and Steig Larsson's Lisbeth Salander. The silent figure trapped inside himself, the savant made famous by his other-worldly intellect, the brilliant detective linked to the criminal mastermind by their common neurology-these characters become protean symbols, stand-ins for the chaotic forces of inspiration, contagion, and disorder. They are also part of the imagined lives of the autistic, argues Loftis, sometimes for good, sometimes threatening to undermine self-identity and the activism of the autistic community
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1983-
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Loftis, Sonya Freeman
Dewey number
820.9/3561
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • English drama
  • American drama
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Autistic people in literature
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adult
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Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum, Sonya Freeman Loftis, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253018137
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11539424
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remote
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11539424
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MWT11539424
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum, Sonya Freeman Loftis, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780253018137
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11539424
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11539424
System control number
MWT11539424
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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