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Deinstitutionalising Women

Deinstitutionalising Women
An Ethnographic Study of Institutional Closure

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  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521625692

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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.

    • Unique 'insider' view
    • Few other studies about women and disability
    • Few other closely-observed studies of the process and ramifications of deinstitutionalisation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… absorbing and confronting … a rare and valuable means for persons not working within the institutional environment to gain some understanding of what happens within such places … a vivd and remarkably honest account … a remarkable and valuable work.' Ian Freckelton, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521625692
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Entry points
    Part I. Inside the Institution:
    2. Life in the unit
    3. The paths to unit N
    4. Locked out/locked in
    Part II. Coming Out:
    5. The unlocked door
    6. Stepping forward
    7. Coming out
    8. Deinstitutionalisation: managing subjectivity
    Part III. Outside:
    9. Escaping stories.

  • Author

    Kelley Johnson, La Trobe University, Victoria

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