Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities
In and Out of Institutions
Edited by Kelley Johnson Rannveig Traustadottir
Contributions by Kristjana Kristiansen
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Deinstitutionalization and People with Intellectual Disabilities by Kelley Johnson
Book DescriptionThis international collection of personal and professional perspectives takes a fresh look at deinstitutionalization. It addresses the key steps towards deinstitutionalization as they have been experienced by people with intellectual disabilities: living inside total institutions, moving out, living in the community and moving on to new forms of both institutionalization and community life. Many of the chapters are contributions from people with intellectual disabilities. They are based on a life history approach and give a unique personal account of the lived experiences of institutional life and deinstitutionalization by the people who were subject to it. The life story of Tom Allen (19-12-1991) is interspersed throughout the book, providing a powerful testimony of the way institutions and deinstitutionalization have affected one individual over the course of almost a century. Researchers and practitioners will find this book an insightful and accessible reflection on deinstitutionalization, and a source of encouragement for improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843101017
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kelley Johnson
Inclusive Research with People with Learning Disabilities, Paperback (March 2003)
The authors discuss participative approaches to research and provide an up-to-date account of inclusive practice with individuals with learning disabilities. Drawing on evidence from two major studies, they explain how lessons learnt from inclusive research in the learning disability field are applicable to others working with marginalized groups.
Women with Intellectual Disabilities, Paperback (March 2000)
This book provides the first comprehensive exploration of the issues affecting the lives of women with intellectual disabilities. Women from all over the world have collaborated to write about their lives, their experiences and their hopes for the future. Different aspects of life - work, family, relationships and more - are discussed.
Deinstitutionalising Women, Paperback (October 1998)» View all books by Kelley Johnson
An ethnographic study of deinstitutionalisation, explores the lives of women with intellectual disabilities.
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Author Biography - Kelley Johnson
Kelley Johnson is Professor of Disability, Policy and Practice at the University of Bristol, and Director of the Norah Fry Research Centre. She co-authored Inclusive Research with People with Learning Disabilities, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.Rannveig Traustadottir is Professor in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, where she teaches about research methods and minority issues. Together they edited Women with Intellectual Disabilities, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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