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Aut-ethnography: working from the inside out

Milton, Damian (2015) Aut-ethnography: working from the inside out. . The Autism Anthropologist Blog. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

“And you may ask yourself, well – how did I get here?” (Talking Heads – ‘Once in a Lifetime’). Many readers of this blog will be aware of how some sociological and anthropological scholars have been turning their gaze toward autistic ways of being in the world. What readers may be less aware of is that there are also a number of autistic scholars who have been working in such fields for many years, often on the margins of academia (Arnold, 2012; Milton, 2014a). One can see expressions of how autistic people have sought to inform knowledge production in the field through their lived experience since the inception of autistic self-advocacy (e.g. Sinclair, 1993), to more recent academic commentary pieces on the potential epistemological value of autistic people being fully involved throughout the research process (Milton and Bracher, 2013; Milton, 2014b). In this article, I will be sketching a path through some of my own work in the field and how this work links in with wider efforts within the autistic community. Instead of starting at the ‘beginning’ in the sense of usual, coherent linear narrative, I will ‘begin’ in the recent past and work backwards / sideways / ‘any-old-which-ways’ – p.s. this is not an ‘overview’.

Item Type: Internet publication
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Double empathy problem, Aut-ethnography
Subjects: 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 11:13 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62686 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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