Unstrange Minds by Roy Richard Grinker
Remapping the World of Autism

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When anthropologist Richard Grinker’s daughter was diagnosed with autism in 1994, it occurred in only about 1 in every 10,000 children. Within ten years, rates had skyrocketed, and the media was declaring autism an epidemic. Unstrange Minds documents Grinker’s quest across the globe to discover the surprising truth about why autism is so much more common today. Grinker shows that the identification and treatment of autism depends on culture just as much as on science. Filled with moving stories and informed by the latest science, Unstrange Minds is a powerful testament to a father’s quest for the truth.
 

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Roy Richard Grinker is Assistant Professor of Anthropology aRoy Richard Grinker is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University. nd International Affairs at George Washington University.
 
Published July 31, 2008 by Basic Books. 352 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In the emotionally powerful second portion, Grinker details the experiences of parents of autistic children in South Africa, South Korea and India, how their respective societies view the disorder (often negatively) and the obstacles surmounted to increase awareness ...

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When their daughter Isabel reached her second birthday without being able to speak well or sustain eye contact, anthropologist Grinker and his wife suspected that she was autistic.

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