Abstract

Using research and theory from sociology, social psychology, disability studies, and psychiatry, this essay argues that Jack Boughton in Marilynne Robinson’s novels Gilead and Home exhibits autism spectrum disorder, and, further, that the way society has turned his impairment into a disability represents the action of white racism on many African Americans.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 39-54
Launched on MUSE
2013-06-10
Open Access
No
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