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Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other… (1961)

by Erving Goffman

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Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions"--closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. It focuses on the relationship between the inmate and the institution, how the setting affects the person and how the person can deal with life on the inside.… (more)
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This guy has done his homework as his descriptions mirror real life and rightly so. ( )
  wonderperson | Mar 29, 2013 |
An excellent book for understanding all types of "total institutions"! ( )
  rationalhumanbeing | Sep 22, 2007 |
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Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions"--closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. It focuses on the relationship between the inmate and the institution, how the setting affects the person and how the person can deal with life on the inside.

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Asylums-teoksen neljästä esseestä on suom. On the characteristics of total institutions ja The moral career of the mental patient
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