Sharing: Clinically Significant Disturbance: On Theorists Who Theorize Theory of Mind | Yergeau | Disability Studies Quarterly

ToM Paper Abstract
ToM Paper Abstract

This is an incredible piece – a must-read for anyone and everyone who has … “misgivings” about theory of mind (I’m not going to dignify it with capitals).

Abstract

This essay is an autie-ethnographic narrative that traces the problems with and limits of theory of mind (ToM) as it is currently constructed in psychology and cognitive studies. In particular, I examine the role of the body in ToM—or rather, the ways in which autistic people are disembodied in theories about ToM. I argue that theories about ToM deny autistic people agency by calling into question their very humanity and, in doing so, wreak violence on autistic bodies. I suggest, furthermore, that feminist rhetorical studies represent one potential location for dismantling the complex web of oppression that ToM has come to signify.

Read the full paper at: Clinically Significant Disturbance: On Theorists Who Theorize Theory of Mind | Yergeau | Disability Studies Quarterly

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7 thoughts on “Sharing: Clinically Significant Disturbance: On Theorists Who Theorize Theory of Mind | Yergeau | Disability Studies Quarterly

    1. VisualVox

      A bit at a time… This piece is from 2013, if you can believe it, and I wonder why more hasn’t been done with it. I’m always bothered when great things surface, and then nothing more comes of them. Maybe it was before its time.

      I think she’s got a book coming out. I’m looking forward to it.

      Time to blog…

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