INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


CULTURAL BUILDING OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY FOR SOCIOLOGICAL FEEDİNG: CASE OF KONAK

The aim of the study is to analyze how and how the cultural construction of physical disability is in the sociological axis through the Konak sample. As the study aims to understand the construction of physical disability in a social and cultural context, it is considered appropriate to use qualitative research method. Unstructured interviews based on the discovery of new knowledge and the interaction between face to face interaction and communication were used in sociological deep understanding of the construction of physical disability. The study population of Izmir province of the central district of Konak, the sample of the Konak district due to disability associations (Turkey Disabled Association of the Physically Disabled Living Association and the New Bodies Physically Disabled Association) member, 9 women and 10 men constitutes physical disabilities. In the study, snowball sampling technique was used, which means that if each person or unit is connected directly or indirectly to another by a network of people or organizations connected with each other, it means that all other people in the network are directly acquainted, interacted with or affected by them. The interviews were completed by using a voice recorder after the participants' permission was obtained. The data obtained from the interviews were analyzed by descriptive analysis technique and themes were formed. The findings of the study are interpreted, interpreted and evaluated within the framework of four themes categorized as “Disability Identity”, “Cultural Inequality”, “Symbolic Power”, “Blocked City”.



Keywords
Key Words: Physical Disability, Cultural Construction, Qualitative Research



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