Anna-Livia Marchionni - City-Shackles and Nature-Freedom: Autism Challenged by Social Norms

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City-Shackles and Nature-Freedom: Autism Challenged by Social NormsArticle

Authors: Anna-Livia Marchionni 1

  • 1 Université libre de Liège

I met people with Asperger syndrome to explore their relationship to nature by collecting their testimony and conducting ethnographic surveys at the homes of two of them. From these testimonies and observations, I articulate my remarks around two central axes: if the importance of the sensoriality in their relationship with nature and environment is highlighted, a second axis emerges: that of stigmatization and experience of rejection, which would lead the people I met to turn to nature as a space freed from social norms.

Volume: Varia
Section: Articles
Published on: April 1, 2020
Accepted on: April 1, 2020
Submitted on: March 27, 2020
Keywords: Socio-anthropology,Autism,Asperger Syndrome,Relationship to Nature,Sensoriality,Norms,Stigma,Difference,socio-anthropologie,autisme,syndrome d’Asperger,relation à la nature,sensorialité,norme,stigmatisation,différence,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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