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Deinstitutionalising Women An Ethnographic Study of Institutional Closure (Paperback)

Author:  Kelley Johnson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0521625696
ISBN-13: 9780521625692
Sku: 206709013
Publish Date: 5/29/2012
Pages:  230
Age Range:  NA
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This ethnographic study of deinstitutionalization explores the lives of women living in a locked ward within an institution for people with intellectual disabilities. Johnson describes in rich and carefully-observed detail the lives of the women in the institution largely through their own stories and experiences. The closure of this institution gave her a unique opportunity to closely examine the impact of deinstitutionalization on these women, and the book explores the paradoxical discourse of rights and management that is part of this process.
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