Posted by andreas from p3EE3C37D.dip.t-dialin.net (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 1:11PM :
In Reply to: on autism posted by Lilly from ? (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 11:24AM :
I'm afraid we'll fall prey to some impulse for topic hopping if we start from that clinical concept you mentioned.
Staying however more closely by the Galtung text it reveals that he's not referring to the "autism" concept of psycho-pathology but to that of Jean Piaget's psychology of child development where "autism" is a normal phase to go through.
So his criticsm is primarily directed against the undue fixation of grown-up human life forms of any conceivable and still to be invented sex back on an earlier justified, sound and even necessary development stage or against their regression to such an outdated life period.
Fixations on any earlier development phase can clearly translate into tangible mental impairments in later adult life quite of the pathological nature you meant.
Maybe males will end up with the classical "autism" syndrome you described and females will catapult themselves into a clinical state of self-absorbed hysteria of various degrees.
Both sexes then certainly share some entertaining pathological complexes of encrustinated to petrified narcism.
That may be a real common ground to .. and to ... blah blah , wuff wuff ...
Well you see:
So interesting the latter subject may be, I think this would lead some miles away from the problem Galtung dealt with:
Well, would be topic hopping....
: I read somewhere that autistic behaviour may be regarded as an extreme form of male behaviour...
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