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The Resource Asperger's children : the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna, Edith Sheffer

Asperger's children : the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna, Edith Sheffer

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Asperger's children : the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna
Title
Asperger's children
Title remainder
the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna
Statement of responsibility
Edith Sheffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, treating those children he deemed capable of participating fully in society. Depicted as compassionate and devoted, Asperger was in fact deeply influenced by Nazi psychiatry. Although he offered care to children he deemed promising, he prescribed harsh institutionalisation and even transfer to one of the Reich's killing centres, for children with greater disabilities. With sensitivity and passion, Edith Sheffer reveals the heart-breaking voices and experiences of many of these children, whilst illuminating a Nazi regime obsessed with sorting the population into categories, cataloguing people by race, heredity, politics, religion, sexuality, criminality and biological defects-labels that became the basis of either rehabilitation or persecution and extermination
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Sheffer, Edith
Dewey number
  • 618.9'2858832'00943613
  • 618.9'2858832'00943613
  • 618.928588320094
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asperger's syndrome in children
  • Asperger's syndrome in children
  • Asperger, Hans
  • Health and Wellbeing
Target audience
specialized
Label
Asperger's children : the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna, Edith Sheffer
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780393609646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780393609646
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Asperger's children : the origins of autism in Nazi Vienna, Edith Sheffer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780393609646
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780393609646
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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