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Relationships with Severely Disabled People: The Social Construction of Humanness

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A qualitative paper which looks at friendships between non disabled people and people who have disabilities. It is especially concerned with examining non disabled people who are in relationships with those labelled 'severely disabled', those who cannot talk and those whose humanness is often considered problematic. "An accepting relationship is one that is long standing and characterised by closeness and affection". The paper highlights the reasoning that who we are depends on our relationships with others as well as what we choose to make of ourselves. Keyword: Friendship

Author
Bogdan, Robert Taylor, Steven
Source
Social Problems, Volume 36 Number 2
Publisher
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Publication Date
1 April 1989
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Friendship
Origin
United States

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