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Within these walls: An ethnography of home at lake house

Authors
  • Hamilton, Lisa A.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2018
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Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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Abstract

People with intellectual disability have much to say about home but their voices are not always heard amongst the noise of service provision. This thesis used collaborative ethnographic research methods to explore meanings of home at a group home called Lake House. At times, the group home was inflexible and rigid but the housemates demonstrated agency, subverting and resisting the institutional culture in their own ways. Creativity and tenacity in home-making was found. As housing and support models evolve, the experiences and expertise of people with intellectual disability must be paramount.

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