Publication details [#53214]

Poveda, David and Manuel Palomares-Valera. 2010. Linguistic ethnography and the study of welfare institutions as a flow of social practices: the case of residential child care institutions as paradoxical institutions. Text & Talk 30 (2) : 193–212.
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De Gruyter


Focusing on everyday social practices in residential child care institutions (RCCIs) in Spain, this study illustrates how traditional limits between formally conceived activities and informal practices may be characterized as paradoxical and problematic.