Disposable dispositions: reflections upon the work of Iris Marion Young in relation to the social oppression of autistic people

Milton, Damian (2017) Disposable dispositions: reflections upon the work of Iris Marion Young in relation to the social oppression of autistic people. In: Critical autism studies: Travelling through Autistic Worlds in Policy, Practice and Identities, 13th-14th June 2017, London South Bank University.

Abstract

This presentation looks to apply the theories of Iris Marion Young to the social position and oppression of autistic people, as previously theorised by Milton. The concepts of ‘Asymmetrical symmetry’ and the ‘Five faces of oppression’ are explored in this regard. The article concludes by arguing that autistic people, particularly those who have significant intellectual impairments, can be socially marginalised to the extent of occupying the social position of ‘non-human’ with the staggering consequences for social well-being that this implies.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Oppression, Asymmetrical symmetry, Double empathy problem
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 21:08 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62744 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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