Plankton dreams: what I learned in special-ed

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dc.contributor.author Mukhopadhyay, Tito Rajarshi
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-20T15:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-20T15:46:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Mukhopadhyay, T. R. (2015). Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special-Ed. London: Open Humanities Press. DOI: 10.26530/oapen_560011 en
dc.identifier.endpage 87
dc.identifier.isbn 9781785420078
dc.identifier.isbn 9781785420139
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5655
dc.identifier.doi 10.26530/oapen_560011
dc.description.abstract In Plankton Dreams,Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay crafts a proud, satiric style: the special ed student as literary troublemaker. 'Mother had always taught me to learn from circumstance,' he writes. 'Here, the circumstance was humiliation, a particularly instructive teacher.' 'But I’m not complaining,' he continues. 'Humiliation, after all, made me a philosopher.'For all of its comic effects, the book alerts readers to an alternative understanding of autism, an understanding that autistics themselves have been promoting for years. Frustrated by how most scientists investigate autism, Mukhopadhyay decides to investigate neurotypicality, treating his research subjects the way he himself was treated. Why shouldn’t the autist study the neurotypical? This artful parody of scientific endeavor salvages dignity from a dark place. It also reveals a very talented writer. It is most certainly time to study the neurotypical—his or her relentless assumptions. Perhaps by doing so we may devise a more humble and hospitable society. en
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dc.publisher Open Humanities Press en
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dc.relation.uri https://openhumanitiespress.org/
dc.rights © 2015, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy this book so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 en
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dc.subject Autism en
dc.subject Parody en
dc.subject Neurotypical en
dc.subject Special education en
dc.title Plankton dreams: what I learned in special-ed en
dc.type Book en
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dc.internal.placepublication London en


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© 2015, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy this book so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2015, Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy this book so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
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