A Mismatch of Salience brings together a range of Damian Milton’s writings that span more than a decade. The book explores the communication and understanding difficulties that can create barriers between people on the autism spectrum and neurotypical people. It celebrates diversity in communication styles and human experience by re framing the view that autistic people represent a ‘disordered other’ not as an impairment, but a two-way mismatch of salience. It also looks at how our current knowledge has been created by non-autistic people on the ‘outside’, looking in. A Mismatch of Salience attempts to redress this balance.
Academics, researchers, students, health and social care professionals and support staff.
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Publication: 06 November 2017
Content is subject to change:
Part one: This thing called autism
So what exactly is autism?
‘Problems in living’ and the mental well-being of autistic people
Natures answer to over-conformity: a deconstruction of pathological demand avoidance
Impaired compared to what? Embodiment and diversity
Part two: A mismatch of salience
On the Ontological Status of Autism: the ‘Double Empathy Problem’
Embodied sociality and the conditioned relativism of dispositional diversity
Autistic expertise: a critical reflection on the production of knowledge in autism studies
Part three: From theory to practice
‘Filling in the gaps’, a micro-sociological analysis of autism
So what exactly are autism interventions intervening with?
Tracing the influence of Fernand Deligny on autism studies
7 concepts of sociological interest
Part four: Participation
Autistics speak but are they heard?
Moments in time
Aut-ethnography: working from the inside out
How is a sense of well-being and belonging constructed in the accounts of autistic adults?
Educational discourse and the autistic student: a study using Q-sort methodology (thesis summary)