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

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

Label
Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum
Title
Imagining autism
Title remainder
fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum
Statement of responsibility
Sonya Freeman Loftis
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 Loftis's groundbreaking study turns to 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 literary characters (and an author or two) widely understood as autistic, ranging from Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, Shaw's St. Joan, Steinbeck's Lennie Small, 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--in these works characters on the spectrum become protean symbols, stand-ins for the chaotic forces of inspiration, contagion, and disorder. These powerful fictional depictions, Loftis argues, are also part of the imagined lives of the autistic, sometimes for good, sometimes threatening to undermine self-identity and the activism of the autistic community"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Loftis, Sonya Freeman
Dewey number
820.9/3561
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3426.A87
LC item number
L64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 A-712
  • WM 49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autistic people in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • American drama
  • English drama
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Stereotyping
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • American drama
  • American fiction
  • Autistic people in literature
  • English drama
  • English fiction
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Amerikansk litteratur
  • Engelsk litteratur
  • Autism i litteraturen
  • Identitet (psykologi) i litteraturen
Label
Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum, Sonya Freeman Loftis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The autistic detective: Sherlock Holmes and his legacy -- The autistic savant: Pygmalion, Saint Joan, and the neurodiversity movement -- The autistic victim: Of mice and men and Flowers for Algernon -- The autistic gothic: To kill a mockingbird, The glass menagerie, and The sound and the fury -- The autistic child narrator: Extremely loud and incredibly close and The curious incident of the dog in the night-time -- The autistic label: diagnosing (and undiagnosing) The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Afterword
Control code
ocn919202231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780253018007
Lccn
2015011624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780253018007
  • (OCoLC)919202231
Label
Imagining autism : fiction and stereotypes on the spectrum, Sonya Freeman Loftis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The autistic detective: Sherlock Holmes and his legacy -- The autistic savant: Pygmalion, Saint Joan, and the neurodiversity movement -- The autistic victim: Of mice and men and Flowers for Algernon -- The autistic gothic: To kill a mockingbird, The glass menagerie, and The sound and the fury -- The autistic child narrator: Extremely loud and incredibly close and The curious incident of the dog in the night-time -- The autistic label: diagnosing (and undiagnosing) The girl with the dragon tattoo -- Afterword
Control code
ocn919202231
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780253018007
Lccn
2015011624
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780253018007
  • (OCoLC)919202231

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