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ERIC Number: EJ891726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Making the Familiar Strange and Making the Strange Familiar: Understanding Korean Children's Experiences of Living with an Autistic Sibling
Hwang, Se Kwang; Charnley, Helen
Disability & Society, v25 n5 p579-592 Aug 2010
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. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea