Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $27.95|
| Book Description: |
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. Understanding Autism, a social history of the expanding diagnostic category of this contested illness, takes a close look at the role of emotion--specifically, of parental love--in the intense and passionate work of biomedical communities investigating...