A Constant Burden: The Reconstitution of Family Life

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 1975 - Social Science - 238 pages
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Thirty years after it was first published, this book contains the same seminal study of families with a disabled child, based on an analysis of interviews with parents about the effects of their child's disability on their family life. The revised edition contains a new introduction which puts the study in its intellectual context.
 

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Contents

Underlying Pathology and Apparent Normality
5
Normal Appearances and Official Morality
25
Some Autobiography
57
The Families with a Disabled Child
75
Private Activities
125
The Legitimation of Suffering
153
Acceptance and Adjustment
187
Notes
215
Index
235
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Margaret Voysey Paun has been Research Officer at the Social Research Unit of Bedford College, University of London, and Visiting Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia.

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