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La bonne parentalité dans l’assiette

Abstract : In the field of autism, alternative nutritional treatments such as the gluten-free and casein-free diet are developing alongside recognized therapeutic positions. Some parents put forward this type of plan to improve their child’s disorders related to autism, while public discourse based on the available scientific data do not allow to conclude that there are beneficial effects, and rather invite the public to caution. Based on this observation, the article explores the reasons that push parents to implement food evictions that go against the recommendations. Using a qualitative study, and more particularly through the portrait of a family, the work analyzes a form of “food dissidence”. The results highlight several explanations for the reasons why parents of children with autism act, that are not as obvious as they would seem. First, the context of uncertainty in the management of autism invites parents to be open to new experiences. Second, virtual communities foster different forms of support and extend the implementation of the regime. Finally, a positioning of parental responsibility in the dual management of “autism and nutrition” reinforces the “unconventional” management of food.
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Amandine Rochedy. La bonne parentalité dans l’assiette. Revue des Sciences sociales, Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, 2019, pp.56-65. ⟨10.4000/revss.3823⟩. ⟨hal-03358959⟩



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