2020/5/5 Liquid Justice: Ideology and Governmentality of Making up People
Speech & Book Forum
Speech topic: Liquid Justice: Ideology and Governmentality of Making up People
Book Forum：On Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna (Chinese edition)
Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autistic-related disorder research, has long been recognized as holding the benevolent attitude towards autistic children. However, some historians are looking into Asperger’s career, publications and archives and reexamining his doubtful collaboration with Nazism. Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna written by Edith Sheffer reveals how the making and evolving of psychiatric diagnoses were complicit with the categories and labels from Nazi’s political ideology. The status of Asperger, as a proper name or as an eponymous diagnoses, is still in dispute. The controversy also brings reflections on the threshold or spectrum of abnormality in our times.
Venue：106A HA Building 2 ,NCTU
*Lecture in Chinese (English Simultaneous Interpretation provided)