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Asylums by Ervine Goffman

Asylums by Ervine Goffman
Asylums by Ervine Goffman
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Asylums is an analysis of life in “total institutions” — closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monasteries, nursing homes, and mental hospitals — where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. اضافة اعلان

It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author’s year of field work at St Elizabeth’s in Washington DC, one of America’s most well-known institutions.


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