Empty Fortress

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Simon and Schuster, 1967 - 484 pages
Evaluating the lifestyles, struggles, and dehumanization of children with Autism over the years, University of Chicago professor Bruno Bettelheim provides insight on the life of these children from the perspectives of what can and cannot be seen.

Focusing on three case histories, The Empty Fortress provides an introduction to the problems and struggles that an autistic child faces during their early years.

One of the most popular books in communicating the theory of psychogenesis, Bruno Bettelheim presents both a scientific and personal analysis of autism.

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Contents

In the Region of Shadows
3
Joey
10
Where the Self Begins
13
Strangers to Life
50
A Note on Passionate Indifference
89
Laurie
95
A sheet torn into one long strip
139
A boundary of sine curves
145
First DAYs AT THE school
250
A MACHIN EPOWERED BoDY
261
Feces extracted by electricity
265
world of MIRE
272
A dinosaur eliminating
274
The BoDY Autistic
283
RegRession As Progress
290
keNRAD the terrible
298

EARLY DAYS AT THE SCHOOL
161
Begin NINGs of selfassertion
170
RELATING
177
Bolic Expression
184
EARLY identity
198
THE 1 APPEARs
206
Work in G T H Rou Gh 21 i
214
MORE WORKING THROUGH 2 2 1
221
Joeys nighttime machinery
237
out PATIENT TREATMENT
242
The electric papoose
302
Mitchell the Good
309
TH F Mi RAculous EGG
320
No More Pox No More Ash
327
Persistence of a Myth
343
Etiology and Treatment
385
On the Nature of Autism
424
Bibliography
461
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Bruno Bettelheim is head of the University of Chicago's Orthogenic School and Professor in the University's Departments of Education and Psychology. He is the author of Dialogues with Mothers, The Informed Heart, and Love is Not Enough.

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