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ERIC Number: EJ883469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Collaborative Life History: Different Experiences of Spending Time in an Institution in Iceland
Hreinsdottir, Eyglo Ebba; Stefansdottir, Gourun
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n2 p103-109 Jun 2010
This article was first written as a presentation to the International Seminar held at the Open University in July 2008. It is based on cooperation between two women, Eyglo Ebba Hreinsdottir and Gudrun Stefansdottir, one who lived at an institution and another who worked there. Ebba moved to an institution in 1969 when she was 19 years old. Gudrun started to work at the same institution a few years later when she was 16 years old as a summer girl as we were called in those days. After Ebba moved from the institution, they did not have contact for many years, but since 2003 they have worked closely together on an inclusive life history project. They use life history materials to talk about their different experiences of spending time in an institution in Iceland in the 1970s. It is based on tape-recorded conversations between them and work in the Icelandic women's history group which they both participated in for 3 years. They also used old photographs from the institution that helped them to recall their memories from the institution. The article has two main objectives. The first objective is to reflect on the research cooperation between Ebba and Gudrun; how it started and how it has influenced them. The second objective is to reflect on their different experiences from spending time in an institution in Iceland in the 1970s.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland