Fragments: putting the self back into the picture

Milton, Damian (2014) Fragments: putting the self back into the picture. In: Jones, Glenys and Hurley, Elizabeth, eds. Good Autism Practice: autism, happiness and wellbeing. BILD, Birmingham, UK, pp. 58-63. ISBN 978-1-905218-35-6. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In this chapter, Damian Milton explores the construction of autistic selfhood, and the fragmented sensory appreciation autistic people often have of social life and its effect on notions of selfhood. He describes the use of photography and other visual media as a means to explore personal constructs and the lived experiences of autistic people of all ages. He emphasises the importance of all autistic people having their views heard and appreciated, whether they would like to produce a coherent story regarding their sense of self or whether they prefer a more fragmented or ‘nomadic’ sense of self.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Memory, Photography, Trauma, PCT
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC553.A88 Autism. Asperger's syndrome
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Damian Milton
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 07:22 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 10:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62648 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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