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Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud

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PAVA-RIPOLL, Nora Aneth. Disability and configuration of Emotional Capital (EC): the case of three fathers. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2017, vol.15, n.2, pp.951-963. ISSN 1692-715X.

The aim of the article is to demonstrate the configuration of Emotional Capital (EC) through the analysis of the life stories of three fathers whose children have disabilities. The main components of Bourdieu's social field theory and the anthropology of emotions proposed by Hochschild provide the theoretical framework for this study. The methodology used was the biographical-narrative approach through the collection and analysis of life stories. It is concluded that EC emerges from the ideological break with normality that occurs at the time of diagnosis of the disability of their children, and accumulates through confrontations with social structures. Only one of the fathers succeeds in acquiring EC because when people live their lives in established ideological frameworks that are not questioned it is impossible to accumulate EC.

Keywords : social research; ideology; childhood; disability; emotional capital; social field.

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