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    Deinstitutionalising Women: An Ethnographic Study of Institutional Closure (Hardback) By (author) Kelley Johnson

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    DescriptionThis book explores the lives of women living in a locked ward within a large institution for people with intellectual disabilities. Kelley 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 examine closely the impact of deinstitutionalisation on these women. The book raises a number of broad questions about our understanding of disability. It considers the role of professional views of intellectual disability in shaping perceptions. It also looks at the process of deinstitutionalisation, with its paradoxical discourse of rights and management. Finally the book's feminist analysis brings insight to the ways in which institutionalised women are not only locked out of society, but out of their lives as women as well.

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    Deinstitutionalising Women
    An Ethnographic Study of Institutional Closure
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kelley Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521623667
    ISBN 10: 0521623669

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC21: 305.42
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15320
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    BISAC V2.8: SOC016000, SOC032000, SOC002010
    B&T Approval Code: W31744800
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    B&T Approval Code: W31744000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV3006.A4 J64 1998
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.2/2/082
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 362.22082
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JHMC, JBSF11, JBSF, JMP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    13 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    '... 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
    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.