Secondary History Bibliography

I have generally only included works 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.

Donvan, John. & Zucker, Karen. (2016). In a Different Key. Broadway Books, New York

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.

Evans, Bonnie. (2017). A Metamorphosis of Autism. Manchester University Press, Manchester

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.

Fellowes, Sam. (2017). Putting the Present in the History of Autism. Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 61, 54-58.

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

Harris, James, C. (2016). Essay Review of Neurotribes and In a Different Key, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 55/8, 729-735.

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.

Silberman, Steve. (2015). Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Atlantic Books, London.

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.

Robinson, John, E. (2016). Kanner, Asperger, and Frankl: A third man at the genesis of the autism diagnosis. 21/7, 1-10.

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.

Waltz, Mitzi. (2013). Autism: A Social and Medical History. Palgrave: London.

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.