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The categorisation of resistance: interpreting failure to follow a proposed line of action in the diagnosis of autism amongst young adults (2018)
Journal Article
Hollin, G., & Pilnick, A. (2018). The categorisation of resistance: interpreting failure to follow a proposed line of action in the diagnosis of autism amongst young adults. Sociology of Health and Illness, 40(7), (1215-1232). doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12749. ISSN 0141-9889

sessions and ask how diagnosticians distinguish between interactional resistance as, on the one hand, a diagnostic indicator and, on the other, as a reasonable choice from a range of possible responses. We find evidence of various forms of resistance... Read More

Constructing a social subject: autism and human sociality in the 1980s (2014)
Journal Article
Hollin, G. (2014). Constructing a social subject: autism and human sociality in the 1980s. History of the Human Sciences, 27(4), doi:10.1177/0952695114528189. ISSN 0952-6951

This article examines three key aetiological theories of autism (meta-representations, executive dysfunction and weak central coherence), which emerged within cognitive psychology in the latter half of the 1980s. Drawing upon Foucault’s notion of ‘fo... Read More