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Living and Dying at Murray Manor
Living and Dying at Murray Manor is a classic text that documents how the "work" of everyday life in a nursing home is accomplished. Jaber F. Gubrium spent several months at a nursing home as a participant-observer, involved in activities ranging from performing menial "toileting" work to serving as a gerontologist at staff meetings. The result is not a survey of statistic ...more
Paperback, 221 pages
Published September 29th 1997 by University of Virginia Press
(first published October 1st 1975)
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I read this book as an undergrad and it still resonates- how people who are institutionalized (whether due to age or disability)are 'dealt with' by their caregivers. Those who want to think for themselves are considered trouble makers. Remember "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest"?