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Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates

 
 
 
 
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Author: Erving Goffman
ISBN 13: 9780385000161
ISBN 10: 385000162
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday
Publication Date: 1961-11-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 386
List Price: $17.95
 
 

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.