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AUTISTIC ADULTS AND THEIR INTERSECTIONS: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH TO CULTURAL CONCEPTIONS OF DISABILITY IN INDIGENOUS, CAMPESINOS AND URBAN FAMILIES IN COLOMBIA

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posted on 13.05.2021, 12:57 by Adriana Catalina Garcia Acevedo

This ethnographic project delves into the spheres of life of three autistic adults and their families. This thesis analyzes their experiences, current routines, and personal and family narratives about what it means to be an autistic adult across different identities and geographies. This thesis also identifies forms of knowledge that arise in these life experiences and shape strategies, decisions, or attitudes taken to navigate through life or overcome possible difficulties in their present and futures. This research takes place in Colombia, a diverse country and engages with anthropology of the everyday, sensory anthropology and disability studies.

Funding

Promise Award 2019, PRF 2019

History

Degree Type

Master of Science

Department

Anthropology

Campus location

West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Sherylyn Briller

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

Laura Zanotti

Additional Committee Member 2

Maren Linett