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"It's like you are just a spectator in this thing": Experiencing social life the 'aspie' way.

Abstract:

This study explores the experiences of people with Asperger syndrome (AS) from a sociological perspective using the theoretical approaches of ethnomethodology and symbolic interactionism. In-depth interviews were conducted with 16 people with AS and three key themes of feeling different, trying to fit in and safe spaces are considered here. We suggest that people with AS develop a different symbolic capacity to most people and have difficulties in making sense of social encounters. While thes...

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Räisänen, U More by this author
Journal:
Emotion, space and society
Volume:
1
Issue:
2
Pages:
135-143
Publication date:
2008-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-0040
ISSN:
1755-4586
URN:
uuid:76a2201e-4dd0-4e7d-a77f-d53ad9112389
Source identifiers:
308537
Local pid:
pubs:308537

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