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Author Johnson, Kelley, 1947-

Title Deinstitutionalising women : an ethnographic study of institutional closure / Kelley Johnson
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998

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Description xiv, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 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
Summary An ethnographic study of deinstitutionalisation, this 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 closely examine 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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-208) and index
Subject Women with mental disabilities -- Deinstitutionalization -- Australia -- Victoria.
Women with mental disabilities -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Victoria.
Women with mental disabilities -- Australia -- Victoria -- Social conditions.
People with mental disabilities -- Care -- United States -- Case studies.
People with mental disabilities -- Deinstitutionalization -- United States -- Case studies.
People with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities -- Care -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities -- Care -- Australia -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities -- Deinstitutionalization -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities -- Deinstitutionalization -- Australia -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities -- Rehabilitation -- Australia -- Case studies.
Women with mental disabilities.
Mentally Disabled Persons -- rehabilitation.
Deinstitutionalization.
Institutionalization.
Women.
LC no. 98024176
ISBN 0521623669 (hc.)
0521625696 (paperback)