Doing it differently: Emancipatory Autism Studies Within a Neurodiverse Academic Space

Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, Hanna and Kourti, Marianthi and Jackson-Perry, David and Brownlow, Charlotte and Fletcher, Kirsty and Bendelman, Daniel and O’Dell, Lindsay (2019) Doing it differently: Emancipatory Autism Studies Within a Neurodiverse Academic Space. Disability and Society, 34 (7-8). pp. 1082-1101. ISSN 0968-7599


Abstract

In the current research climate, in which many autistic and autism communities are increasingly calling for a move towards collaborative forms of research, we consider how a loosely formed epistemological community may serve to challenge ‘business as usual’ in the academy. Mindful of the need to move beyond theory, we use this experience to concretely consider how knowledge about autism and neurotypicality can be meaningfully (co)-produced, and made available both to the research community and also to
autistic and autism communities. Here, we use our own coproduction of this article to explore how autistic experience may trouble normative meanings of academic knowledge production. We also consider the limits and possibilities of a neurodiverse research collaboration to reflect on ways in which a loose epistemological space may serve to contribute to knowledge about both autism and neurotypicality, adding to debate around collaborative research.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2020 22:22
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 23:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism; emancipatory research; participatory research; advocacy; neurodiversity; co-production
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2019.1603102
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36701

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