Rosqvist, Hanna Bertilsdotter and Brownlow, Charlotte and O'Dell, Lindsay (2013) Mapping the social geographies of autism – online and off-line narratives of neuro-shared and separate spaces. Disability and Society, 28 (3). pp. 367-379. ISSN 0968-7599
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2012.714257
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/09687599.2012.714257
This paper draws together empirical work that has been produced by the authors in two different autistic spaces: The Swedish paper Empowerment produced by and aimed at adults with autism, and English-speaking autistic communities on-line. While the two points of data collection are quite different, there are important points of commonality which enable us to explore central issues concerning autistic and neurotypical space and the meanings assigned to these in different contexts. The paper aims to introduce the notion of social geographies of autism, based on talks among adults with autism and a social movement to promote autistic identities, giving examples from our previous work that has spanned both on- and off-line spaces. Key issues discussed in the paper include a focus on autistic political platforms and the carving out of both social and political spaces for people with autism. In doing so, neuro-separate and neuro-shared spaces must be negotiated.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Published online 12 Sep 2012. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||disability geography; people with autism; neuro-separate space; neuro-shared space; on-line communities; self advocacy press|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction|
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified|
|Deposited On:||24 Oct 2012 10:15|
|Last Modified:||18 Apr 2013 08:51|
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