Uncomfortable Labels

Author: Laura Kate Dale

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1785925881

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 5656


"So while the assumption when I was born was that I was or would grow up to be a neurotypical heterosexual boy, that whole idea didn't really pan out long term." In this candid, first-of-its-kind memoir, Laura Kate Dale recounts what life is like growing up as a gay trans woman on the autism spectrum. From struggling with sensory processing, managing socially demanding situations and learning social cues and feminine presentation, through to coming out as trans during an autistic meltdown, Laura draws on her personal experiences from life prior to transition and diagnosis, and moving on to the years of self-discovery, to give a unique insight into the nuances of sexuality, gender and autism, and how they intersect. Charting the ups and downs of being autistic and on the LGBT spectrum with searing honesty and humour, this is an empowering, life-affirming read for anyone who's felt they don't fit in.

Uncomfortable Labels

Author: Laura Kate Dale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785925870

Category: Autistic people

Page: 192

View: 2009


A ground-breaking memoir that explores how the author's gender identity and sexuality interrelate with her autism diagnosis. It follows the author from childhood through to her late twenties and includes wide-ranging essays on autism and gender.

Unmasking Autism

Author: Devon Price

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1800960573

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 2676


'Reading this felt like being at home - I didn't realise how much I masked. What an incredible book that I know will be re-read many times over.' - Dr Camilla Pang, author of Explaining Humans 'Unmasking Autism is at once a most deeply personal and scholarly account of the damage caused by autistic (and all) people leading masked lives, and how unmasking is essential to creating a self-determined, authentic life... This is a remarkable work that will stand at the forefront of the neurodiversity movement' - Dr Barry M. Prizant, author of Uniquely Human Have you, a friend or family member been living with undiagnosed autism? For every visibly Autistic person you meet, there are countless 'masked' people who pass as neurotypical. They don't fit the stereotypical mould of Autism and are often forced by necessity to mask who they are, spending their entire lives trying to hide their Autistic traits. In particular, there is evidence that Autism remains significantly undiagnosed in women, people of colour, trans and gender non-conforming people, many of whom are only now starting to recognise those traits later in life. Blending cutting-edge research, personal insights and practical exercises for self-expression, Dr Devon Price examines the phenomenon of 'masking', making a passionate argument for radical authenticity and non-conformity. A powerful call for change, Unmasking Autism gifts its readers with the tools to uncover their true selves and build a new society - one where everyone can thrive on their own terms.

Techniques of Social Influence

Author: Dariusz Dolinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317599640

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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Every day we are asked to fulfil others’ requests, and we make regular requests of others too, seeking compliance with our desires, commands and suggestions. This accessible text provides a uniquely in-depth overview of the different social influence techniques people use in order to improve the chances of their requests being fulfilled. It both describes each of the techniques in question and explores the research behind them, considering questions such as: How do we know that they work? Under what conditions are they more or less likely to be effective? How might individuals successfully resist attempts by others to influence them? The book groups social influence techniques according to a common characteristic: for instance, early chapters describe "sequential" techniques, and techniques involving egotistic mechanisms, such as using the name of one’s interlocutor. Later chapters present techniques based on gestures and facial movements, and others based on the use of specific words, re-examining on the way whether "please" really is a magic word. In every case, author Dariusz Dolinski discusses the existing experimental studies exploring their effectiveness, and how that effectiveness is enhanced or reduced under certain conditions. The book draws on historical material as well as the most up-to-date research, and unpicks the methodological and theoretical controversies involved. The ideal introduction for psychology graduates and undergraduates studying social influence and persuasion, Techniques of Social Influence will also appeal to scholars and students in neighbouring disciplines, as well as interested marketing professionals and practitioners in related fields.

Contemporary Intersectional Criminology in the UK

Author: Jane Healy,Ben Colliver

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1529215978

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 3847


This is the first collection dedicated to the use of intersectionality as theory, framework and methodology in criminological research. It draws together contemporary British research to demonstrate the value of intersectionality theory in both familiar and innovative applications, including race, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation and age. Experts explore a range of experiences relating to harm, hate crimes and offending, and demonstrate the impacts of oppression on complex personal identities that do not fit neatly in homogenised communities. Challenging conventional perspectives, it positions intersectionality firmly into the mainstream of criminology.

Sociology of Interdisciplinarity

Author: Antti Silvast,Chris Foulds

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030884554

Category: Social Science

Page: 125

View: 8780


This Open Access book builds upon Science and Technology Studies (STS) and provides a detailed examination of how large-scale energy research projects have been conceived, and with what consequences for those involved in interdisciplinary research, which has been advocated as the zenith of research practice for many years, quite often in direct response to questions that cannot be answered (or even preliminarily investigated) by disciplines working separately. It produces fresh insights into the lived experiences and actual contents of interdisciplinarity, rather than simply commentating on how it is being explicitly advocated. We present empirical studies on large-scale energy research projects from the United Kingdom, Norway, and Finland. The book presents a new framework, the Sociology of Interdisciplinarity, which unpacks interdisciplinary research in practice. This book will be of interest to all those interested in well-functioning interdisciplinary research systems and the dynamics of doing interdisciplinarity, including real ground-level experiences and institutional interdependencies.

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

Author: Nancy L. Fischer,Steven Seidman,Chet Meeks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317449177

Category: Social Science

Page: 891

View: 5904


Introducing the New Sexuality Studies is an innovative, reader-friendly anthology of original essays and interviews that introduces the field of sexuality studies to undergraduate students. Examining the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of sexualities, this anthology is designed to serve as a comprehensive textbook for sexualities and gender-related courses at the undergraduate level. The book’s contributors include both well-established scholars, including Patricia Hill Collins, Jeffrey Weeks, Deborah L. Tolman, and C.J. Pascoe, as well as emerging voices in sexuality studies. This collection will provide students of sociology, gender, and sexuality with a challenging and broad introduction to the social study of sexuality that they will find accessible and engaging.

Finding Your Why and Finding Your Way

Author: Daniel J. Moran,Siri Ming

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 164848073X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 312

View: 4386


Put mindfulness into action, and create a “map” for your chosen life path with this powerful, step-by-step workbook. Do you feel “stuck” in your life right now? You aren’t alone. Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma—or simply feel unhappy or unmotivated—you may be seeking ways to find meaning, or discover the inspiration you need to create a new path in life that better serves you. Mindfulness has gained popularity as a self-help solution for a variety of mental health issues, and mindfulness meditation has been touted as powerfully effective in helping people find focus and balance in order to complete important tasks. But if you’re like many other people, you may wonder, “How does one actually do mindfulness?” This is an accessible, step-by-step guide for putting mindfulness into action every day. You’ll find an evidence-based and customizable approach that blends mindfulness, behavioral activation skills, performance management techniques, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you identify what you deeply care about; increase your motivation; get unstuck from anxiety, depression, or trauma; reach your goals; and ultimately live a more meaningful life. You will also learn to develop personal growth skills, and take committed action to create positive change. If you’re ready to break free from the invisible barriers that stand between you and true happiness and satisfaction, this practical mindfulness guide will help you create your own path that leads to a more intentional and vital life!

Making Sense of Nietzsche

Author: Richard Schacht

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252064128

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 6175


In these essays by an acclaimed Nietzsche scholar, Nietzsche emerges as no mere polemicist and iconoclast but rather as a ''genuine philosopher''--one of those rare thinkers whose thought opens the way to new understanding of things of great importance, particularly with respect to human life and its enhancement.''Clearly explains some of the debates in Nietzsche scholarship. Schacht does much to avoid professional tunnel-vision and invite nonprofessionals to think about Nietzsche.'' --Kathleen Higgins, author of Nietzsche's ''Zarathustra.''''An excellent summary and response to the current 'Nietzsche wars.' I like the way that Schacht personally attempts to expound and explain Nietzsche and take on various would-be experts and mistaken commentators.'' -- Robert C. Solomon, Quincy Lee Centennial Professor, University of Texas