Making Social Cohesion or Marking the Human Security Threat? Tracing Disciplines of Place in Community-Based Services for the “Developmentally Disabled”

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Michael Stephen Glennon

Keywords

social cohesion, community services, developmental disability

Abstract

This paper is about how human services work people into place and how places are reworked by people. As an (auto)ethnographic research on community based services for “developmental disability”—seen as technologies for making social cohesion and development—it discusses rewards and risks when tooling knowledge to make people free.
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