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

Se Kwang Hwang, Helen Charnley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-592
JournalDisability & Society
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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