ERIC Number: EJ601012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Creating Locales through Storytelling: An Ethnography of a Group Home for Men with Mental Retardation.
Croft, Sharon E.
Western Journal of Communication, v63 n3 p329-47 Sum 1999
Examines the relationship among space, identity, and storytelling in a group home for men with mental retardation. Uses participant observation, interviews, and analysis of relevant documents to explain how residents use a particular type of narrative performance to create "locales" within which they resist the constraining factors in a group home and to reassert their agency and individual identities. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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