The Autism Industrial Complex: How Branding, Marketing, and Capital Investment Turned Autism into Big Business .


Autisma concept that barely existed 75 years agocurrently feeds multiple, multi-billion-dollar-a-year, global industries.

In The Autism Industrial Complex: How Branding, Marketing, and Capital Investment Turned Autism into Big Business, Alicia A. Broderick analyzes how we got from the 11 children first identified by Leo Kanner in 1943 as autistic to the billion-dollar autism industries that are booming today. Broderick argues that, within the Autism Industrial Complex (AIC), almost anyone can capitalize onand profit fromautism, and she also shows us how. The AIC has not always been there: it was built, conjured, created, manufactured, produced, not out of thin air, but out of ideologies, rhetorics, branding, business plans, policy lobbying, media saturation, capital investment, and the bodies of autistic people. Broderick excavates the 75-year-long history of the concept of autism, and shows us how the AICand indeed, autism todaycan only be understood within capitalism itself.
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Authors: Alicia A. Broderick

Date: 2021

Upload Date: 6/1/2022 7:26:04 AM

Format: pdf

Pages: 300

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Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: 1975501853

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