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The Cerebral Subject and the Challenge of Neurodiversity
The neurodiversity movement has so far been dominated by autistic people who believe their condition is not a disease to be treated and, if possible, cured, but rather a human specificity (like sexExpand
Critical autism studies: exploring epistemic dialogues and intersections, challenging dominant understandings of autism
Abstract In this paper we explore how our cultural contexts give rise to different kinds of knowledges of autism and examine how they are articulated, gain currency, and form the basis for policy,Expand
‘Wired up differently’: Autism, adolescence and the politics of neurological identities
With the rapid rise in neuroscience research in the last two decades, neuroscientific claims have travelled far beyond the laboratory and increasingly, ‘facts’ about the brain have entered theExpand
Governing COVID-19 without government in Brazil: Ignorance, neoliberal authoritarianism, and the collapse of public health leadership
It is argued that Brazil’s governance of the COVID-19 pandemic can best be described as governance without (central) government, and what this collapse of public health reveals about the limitations of democratic governance in the age of Bolsonaro is reflected. Expand
The statute of medicalization and the interpretations of Ivan Illich and Michel Foucault as conceptual tools for studying demedicalization
The term medicalization in the studies by Illich and Foucault was analyzed, in order to provide conceptual tools for studying movements that contest medicalization. Illich addressed hypertrophy ofExpand
Biological determination of mental disorders: a discussion based on recent hypotheses from neuroscience.
Understanding the processes involved in the development of mental disorders has proven challenging ever since psychiatry was founded as a field. Neuroscience has provided new expectations that anExpand
Modern epidemiology and its discontents.
A snapshot of an ongoing debate within epidemiology, pitching opposing sides in the struggle to define the path it should follow in the years to come is presented, to show an even deeper disagreement in the very conception of science and its relation to social issues and public policy. Expand
[Disability, autism and neurodiversity].
This article presents the arguments of the pro- and anti-cure groups and analyzes both positions as well as their impact upon the field of health and the development of public policies for autists. Expand
O corpo transparente: visualizao mdica e cultura popular no sculo XX
In today's societies, successful new medical imaging technologies have focused unprecedented attention on the inside of the human body. These techniques have jumped the walls of the biomedical fieldExpand
Re-imagining global health through social medicine
It is argued that new efforts to apprehend ‘the social’ in social medicine offer important insights to global health along five lines of critical analysis: reconfigurations of the state and new forms of political activism, philanthrocapitalism and the economisation of life, The economy of attention, anthropogenic climate change, and the geopolitics of North and South. Expand