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Opportunity house : ethnographic stories of mental retardation

Author: Michael V Angrosino
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1998.
Series: Ethnographic alternatives book series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Calling on a decade of participant observation at a residence for mentally retarded adults, anthropologist Michael Angrosino's riveting and demystifying account offers an insider's picture of the lives of the inhabitants of Opportunity House. Using a dozen fictional short stories told in the voices of various community members, as well as in that of the researcher, Angrosino uses a life-histories approach to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Angrosino, Michael V.
Opportunity house.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)603674244
Online version:
Angrosino, Michael V.
Opportunity house.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607002895
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael V Angrosino
ISBN: 0761989161 9780761989165 076198917X 9780761989172
OCLC Number: 37606212
Description: 287 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Fellow traveler --
The ghost of Dallas Lumbley --
Any port in a storm. The left stuff. Target enterprises. Midnight at the Budget Inn. Interlude --
Take pen in hand --
Where the heart is. An honest woman. Little bit of warm. The chadster steps out. Days of sunshine, days of rain. Perfect pals. Interlude. Fit to print --
The boys in the van. How sweet the sound. The lonesome trucker. By the chimney with care --
All told.
Series Title: Ethnographic alternatives book series, v. 2.
Responsibility: Michael V. Angrosino.

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By weaving together a life-histories approach to ethnography and with a concept of culture, the author presents an intimate and complex picture of Opportunity House, a highly functional community of  Read more...

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This is one of the few books in which people with mental retardation are presented as what they are: human beings...[Angrosino] not only presents the objective, but also the shared subjectivity of Read more...

 
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