Negotiating mutuality and agency in care-giving relationships with women with intellectual disabilities

Hypatia 17 (3):173-193 (2002)
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: This article is an ethnographic analysis of the mutuality that is possible in relationships between caregivers and women with intellectual disabilities who live together in L'Arche homes. Creating mutuality through which both parties grow and exercise agency requires that caregivers learn to negotiate delicate power relations connected to the physics of care and to reframe dominant stereotypes of disability. This helps them to support the women with intellectual disabilities to name and achieve their desires
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2002.0048
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Desjarlais Robert (1999). The Makings of Personhood in a Shelter for People Considered Homeless and Mentally III. Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology 27 (4):466-489.

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