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Secondary History Bibliography

I have generally only included work by autism psychologists if they make a useful contribution to historical understanding rather than just provide a brief summery. Also, I have only included texts from 1980 onwards.

Blacher, Jan. & Christensen, Lisa. (2011). 'Sowing the Seeds of the Autism Field: Leo Kanner' (1943). Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 49/3, pp.172-191.

Evans, Bonnie. (2013). How autism became autism – The radical transformation of a central concept of child development in Britain. History of the Human Sciences, 26/3, 3-31.

Evans,Bonnie. (2014). The Foundations of Autism: The Law Concerning Psychotic, Schizophrenic and Autistic Children in 1950s and 1960s Britain, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 88/2, p.253-285.

Eyal, Gil., Hart, Brendan., Onculer, Emine., Oren, Neta., & Rossi, Natasha. (2010). The Autism Matrix. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Feinstein, Adam. (2010). A History of Autism: Conversations with the Pioneers. Chichester: Wiley- Blackwell.

Fellowes, Sam. (2015). 'Did Kanner actually describe the first account of Autism? The mystery of 1938'. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. [Epub ahead of print]

Grinker, Roy, Richard. (2007). Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism. New York: Basic Books.

Hollin, Gregory. (2014). Constructing a subject: Autism and human sociality in the 1980s. History of the Human Sciences, 1-18.

Jacobsen, Kurt. (2010). Diagnostic Politics: the curious case of Kanner‟s syndrome. History of Psychiatry, 21/4, 436-454.

Nadesan, Majia, Holmer. (2005). Constructing Autism. London: Routledge.

Neumärker, K, J. (2003). Leo Kanner: His Years in Berlin, 1906-24: The Roots of Autistic Disorder. History of Psychiatry, 14, 205-218.

Sanua, Victor, D. (1983). 'Infantile autism and childhood schizophrenia: review of the issues from a sociocultural point of view', Social Science Medical, 17/21, p.1633-1651.

Silverman, Chloe. (2012). Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Silverman, Chloe. (2010). 'Birdwatching and Babywatching: Niko and Elisabeth Tinbergen's ethnological approach to autism, History of Psychiatry, 21/2, p.176-189.

Raz, Mical. (2014). Deprived of touch: How maternal and sensory deprivation theory converged in shaping early debates over autism. History of the Human Sciences, 27/75, 75-97.

Verhoeff, Berend. (2013). Autism in flux: a history of the concept from Leo Kanner to DSM-5.

History of Psychiatry, 24, 442-458. 

Verhoeff, Berend. (2014). Stabilizing autism: A Fleckian account of the rise of a neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and

Biomedical Sciences, 46, 65-78.

Wing, Lorna. (1997). 'The History of Ideas on Autism: Legends, myths and reality', Autism, 1/1, p.13-22.

Wolff, Sula. (2004). 'The history of autism', European Child Adolescence Psychiatry, 13, p.201-208.

A review on the secondary history can be found on my history blog.