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Exploring experiences of advocacy by people with learning disabilities : testimonies of resistance

Author: Duncan Mitchell
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006.
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This book charts the course through which people with learning disabilities have become increasingly able to direct their own lives as fully active members of their communities. Many of the personal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Mitchell
ISBN: 9781843103592 1843103591
OCLC Number: 228146835
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: 1. Introduction, Duncan Mitchell, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.Part I: Personal Accounts of Advocacy and Resistance. 2. Advocacy as Resistance: Speaking Up as a Way of Fighting Back, Dorothy Atkinson, The Open University, UK, Mabel Cooper and Gloria Ferris, London Consultative Group, UK. 3. Restriction and Resistance: The Experience of Life on a Locked Ward for People with Learning Disabilities, Katherine Owen, The Open University, UK. 4. 'I Would Never Walk, Talk, Sit or Stand!' The Girl on the Tricycle, Marjorie Chappell, independent writer and speaker, with Duncan Mitchell. 5. Two Pioneers of Self-advocacy: Ray Loomis and Tom Houlihan, Paul Williams, University of Reading, UK. 6. 'I've Had Enough of the Everyday Thing': Karen Spencer's Life Story, Karen Spencer, Central England People First, UK, with Jan Walmsley, The Open University, UK. 7. Resilience and Resistance in the Life Histories of Three Women with Learning Difficulties in Iceland, Gudrun Stefansdottir, Iceland University of Education, and Rannveig Traustadottir, University of Iceland, Reykjavik,Iceland. 8. Songs of Resistance, Sue Ledger and Lindy Shufflebotham, tbc. Part II: Speaking for Ourselves: Accounts of Self-advocacy in Action. 9. My Life, My Choices, Paul Savage, Tina Wilkinson and Carl Worth, Speaking Up for Action. 10. 'What They Want - Yes, But What We Want - Bugger Us!', Andy Docherty, Elizabeth Harkness, Malcolm Eardley and Louise Townson, Carlisle People First, UK, and Rohhss Chapman, The Open University, UK. 11. The Life of a Group and a Personal Story: Experiences from Huddersfield People First, Jeremy Hoy, Huddersfield People First, UK, Dries Cautrels and Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield, UK. Part III: Alliances with Others. 12. Fires Burning: Advocacy, Camping and Children with Learning Disabilities in Ontario, 1950-1990, Jessa Chupik, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. 13. Resistance in Mencap's History, Liz Tilley, The Open University, UK. 14. One Man's Dream that Continues to Inspire Others, Heather Cadbury, Teddington Area Reminiscence Group, UK. 15. Maureen Oswin and the 'Forgotten Children' of the Long-stay Wards: Research as Resistance, Sheena Rolph and Dorothy Atkinson, The Open University, UK. 16. Tales from the Burdens, Peter Carpenter, Bath and North East Somerset Primary Care Trust, UK. 17. Taking a Stand Against the Odds, Kelley Johnson, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Part IV: Alternative Interpretations: Reflections on Resistance. 18. Assistance and Resistance: Making Sense of Inter-war Caring Strategies, Pamela Dale, University of Exeter, UK. 19. Stereotyped Behaviour: Resistance by People with Profound Learning Disabilities, Melanie Nind, University of Southampton, UK. 20. Conclusion, Duncan Mitchell. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.
Responsibility: edited by Duncan Mitchell [and others].

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