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ERIC Number: EJ1029295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Towards a Foucauldian Methodology in the Study of Autism: Issues of Archaeology, Genealogy, and Subjectification
Vakirtzi, Eva; Bayliss, Phil
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v47 n3 p364-378 Aug 2013
The remarkable increase in diagnoses of autism has paralleled an increase in scientific research and turned the syndrome into a kind of a new "trend" within psychiatric and developmental conditions of childhood. At the same time, discursive technologies, such as DSM-IV, autobiographies, movies, fiction, etc., together with "educational" interventions, such as TEACCH, PECS, Makaton, etc., seem to anticipate a form of an apparatus built around the condition named autism. Starting from this premise, the article proposes a new approach within autism studies, which treats the condition in Foucauldian terms and focuses on the emergence of the autistic subjectivity following Foucault's methodology of archaeology, genealogy, and modes of subjectification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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