Stretching capabilities: children with disabilities playing TV and computer games

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Intervention studies show that if children with disabilities play motion-controlled TV and computer games for training purposes their motivation increases and their training becomes more intensive, but why this happens has not been explained. This article addresses this question with the help of ethnographic material from a public project in Sweden. By applying interactional constructionism to detailed instances of play situations, the article specifies the social dynamics as well as identificatory attractions of these games for children with disabilities.

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  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)

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  • disability, identity, play, games, interaction, treatment, sociology, sociologi
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-349
JournalDisability & Society
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011
Peer-reviewedYes