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Making Life Work Freedom and Disability in a Community Group Home

Author: Jack Levinson
Publisher: Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Group homes emerged in the United States in the 1970s as a solution to the failure of the large institutions that, for more than a century, segregated and abused people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Yet community services have not, for the most part, delivered on the promises of rights, self-determination, and integration made more than thirty years ago, and critics predominantly portray group  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Levinson
ISBN: 9780816650811 0816650810 9780816673391 081667339X
OCLC Number: 740840693
Description: 1 online resource (310 Seiten)
Contents: Preface: The Self Organized Life, Acknowledgments, Introduction: Welcome to Driggs House, I. Locating the Problem, 1. Intellectual Disability: A Brief History, 2. Governing Disability in the Community, 3. The Work of Everyday Life, II. How the Group Home Works, 4. All in a Day's Work, 5. Endless Uncertain Work, 6. The Clinical Problem of Everyday Life, III. Group Home Technologies, 7. Expertise and the Work of Staff Meetings, 8. Paper Technologies: Doing and Documenting, 9. Goal Plans and Individual Conduct, IV. At Risk, 10. What Everybody Knows about Paul Conclusion: Making Life Work, Notes, Bibliography, Index

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Group homes emerged in the United States in the 1970s as a solution to the failure of the large institutions that, for more than a century, segregated and abused people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Yet community services have not, for the most part, delivered on the promises of rights, self-determination, and integration made more than thirty years ago, and critics predominantly portray group homes simply as settings of social control. Making Life Work/ is a clear-eyed ethnography of a New York City group home based on more than a year of field research. Jack Levinson show ...

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