Commentary: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Autism?

  • M. Ariel CascioEmail author
Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)


What are we talking about when we talk about autism? This commentary considers this question and the different ways autism is defined and addressed in Clarice Rios, Enrico Valtellina, and Roy Richard Grinker’s chapters of this volume. It discusses autism as a “concept,” an idea that is conceptualized in a variety of ways and holds a variety of meanings for different people.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de recherches cliniques de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontréalCanada

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