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The essay will begin by looking at what normality and social construction is and how it works. To explain social construction I am using the specific topic of disabled children. I will look at some theoretical perspectives

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  • Submitted: 18/08/2006
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GCSE Sociology

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HOW CONVINCING DO YOU FIND THE ARGUMENT THAT NORMALITY IS SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED. DISCUSS IN RELATION TO ONE OR MORE AREAS WITH WHICH YOU ARE FAMILIAR.

I am convinced about the argument that Normality is socially constructed. This essay will look at how Normality is socially constructed in relation to disability and how it can impact on their life chances and choices in later life. The essay will begin by looking at what normality and social construction is and how it works. To explain social construction I am using the specific topic of disabled children. I will look at some theoretical perspectives on how social construction works, Mead and Cooley and their labelling theory, labelling theorists and their theory of the self-fulfilling prophecy, I have explored the medical and social models of disability.

Through out this essay I will include different published writings these will include media newspapers, an academic journal and various Internet sources, and look at how the media plays such a large part in how we are socially constructed.

We can begin this essay by thinking about what is 'normal' we can argue that our concept of Normality is gotten through the media, and

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