GRAPPLING WITH AFFLICTION: AUTISM IN THE JEWISH ULTRAORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL

@article{Shaked2006GRAPPLINGWA,
  title={GRAPPLING WITH AFFLICTION: AUTISM IN THE JEWISH ULTRAORTHODOX COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL},
  author={Michal Shaked and Yoram Bilu},
  journal={Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-27}
}
  • M. Shaked, Y. Bilu
  • Published 17 June 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
ABSTRACTIn this essay we seek to examine the cultural tool kit employed in the Jewish ultraorthodox community to cope with autism, a predicament deemed resistant to massive cultural molding. Through 30 open-ended interviews with ultraorthodox mothers of children with autism we portray the mothers’ emerging recognition of the disorder, their care seeking activities, and their construction of explanatory models. The health care system on which the ultraorthodox mothers rely is extremely diverse… Expand
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