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ERIC Number: EJ900304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Honourable Sacrifice: A Visual Ethnography of the Family Lives of Korean Children with Autistic Siblings
Hwang, Se Kwang; Charnley, Helen
Children & Society, v24 n6 p437-448 Nov 2010
Literature on the siblings of disabled children has been dominated by western psychosocial theories that focus on stresses associated with being a "young carer" or on children as active agents realising their "rights" rather than as the victims of familial expectations. This article presents the findings of a visual ethnographic study exploring the lives of nine children living with an autistic sibling in South Korea (hereafter Korea). Despite personal challenges and family tensions, experiences of "being" a sibling were strongly influenced by Confucian familist cultural values in which sacrifice plays a central role in achieving honourable and harmonious family life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea