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Gergana Mircheva: "Contested normalities: socio-historical images of autism in Bulgaria"

Mittwoch 14. Dezember 2022, 16:00 Uhr - Mittwoch 14. Dezember 2022, 18:00 Uhr

SNAKLAB Regensburg Southeastern Europe Research Seminars

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The talk is a part of the research project funded by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. It addresses the socio-historical images of autism in Bulgaria, as constructed in parental and professional experiences of care for autistic children. The object of research includes the varying and disputed normative models of dealing with the now-called “autism spectrum disorders” during the socialist and post-socialist period. Such normative models are part of the conventions of “(ab)normality”, which have a prescriptive nature and are determined by particular psycho-medical and more general socio-cultural scripts. To what extent, why and how did therapists and parents adopt,
negotiate, hybridise and/or confront such models? The talk will focus mainly (but not solely) on the contemporary parental images of autistic children and on the parental strategies towards the normative models of ASD regulation. The project combines methods of anthropology and social history of medicine and the “psy-sciences”, with concepts of disability studies, social studies of autism, and ethics of care.


Raum R 017 im IOS (Altes Finanzamt), Landshuter Str. 4, Regensburg


Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropäische Geschichte und IOS
Dr. Aleksandra Salamurovic
E-Mail aleksandra.salamurovic@ur.de




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