A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Rebecca Fish

A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away

Routledge
Publication date: November 2017
ISBN: 9781351614726
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What is life like for women with learning disabilities detained in a secure unit? This book presents a unique ethnographic study conducted in a contemporary institution in England. Rebecca Fish takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on both the social model of disability and intersectional feminist methodology, to explore the reasons why the women were placed in the unit, as well their experiences of day-to-day life as played out through relationships with staff and other residents. She raises important questions about the purpose of such units and the services they offer. Through making the women's voices heard, this book presents their experiences and unique perspectives on topics such as seclusion, restraint, and resistance. Exploring how the ever present power disparity works to regulate women's behaviour, the book shows how institutional responses replicate?women's?bad experiences from?the past, and how women's responses are seen?as pathological.?It demonstrates that women are not passive recipients of care,?but?shape?their own identity and futures, sometimes by resisting the norms expected of them (within allowed limits) and sometimes by transgressing the rules.? These insights thus challenge traditional institutional accounts of gender, learning disability and deviance and highlight areas for reform in policy, practice, methodology, and social theory. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to scholars, students, policy-makers and advocates working in the fields of learning disability and disability studies more widely, gender studies and sociology.
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A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Rebecca Fish
Routledge, November 2017
ISBN: 9781351614726
EAN:  9781351614726
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Routledge, November 2017
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