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Looking for Answers

Colin Ong-Dean

in Distinguishing Disability

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780226630007
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226630021 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226630021.003.0005
Looking for Answers

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This chapter reviews the literature for parents of disabled children to determine how the cultural construction of disabilities speaks to a particular audience. The analysis indicates relations among disability, parenting, social class and race. This chapter suggests that the literature for parents of disabled children constitutes a resource for specific groups of parents and their children and reinforces their advantages at a moment when they are most vulnerable.

Keywords: parents; disabled children; disability; parenting; social class; race

Chapter.  7019 words. 

Subjects: Schools Studies

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