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Elizabeth Ellcessor and Bill Kirkpatrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479867820

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.001.0001

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Autism in Translation

Autism in Translation

Temple Grandin as the Autistic Subject

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(p.222) 9 Autism in Translation
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Disability Media Studies
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Tasha Oren

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479867820.003.0010

Tasha Oren conducts close readings of the television documentaries Stairway to Heaven (Errol Morris, Bravo, 2000) and The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow (Emma Sutten, BBC, 2006) and the fictionalized biopic Temple Grandin (Mick Jackson, HBO, 2010). These representations of Temple Grandin—prolific author, professor of animal science at Colorado University, and famous Autist—are used to explain shifts in popular understandings of autism in the 21st century. This chapter illustrates how close attention to film style and cultural representations can be used to understand larger social shifts in the meanings of disability.

Keywords:   autism, Temple Grandin, film, documentary

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