Making the familiar strange and making the strange familiar: understanding Korean children's experiences of living with an autistic sibling

Hwang, Se Kwang and Charnley, Helen (2010) Making the familiar strange and making the strange familiar: understanding Korean children's experiences of living with an autistic sibling. Disability & Society, 25 (5). pp. 579-592. ISSN 0968-7599

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2010.489305

Abstract

Based on the findings of a small-scale study using visual ethnographic techniques with nine South Korean children, this article explores the role of culture in understanding autism. While autism is embedded within the 'strange' and 'unfamiliar', linked to exclusion and discrimination in Korean society, the children focussed on reframing their experiences of living with autism as 'ordinary'. Despite the limitations of the small sample, the richness and depth of data generated by children themselves offers new insights into children's interpretations and experiences of autism and raises interesting questions for cross cultural research in the field of disability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism, Korea, Confucian familism, culture
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Public Health and Wellbeing
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 07:51
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1523

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