Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation

by Erving Goffman

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Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation | 9780140137392 | Erving Goffman

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ISBN:9780140137392

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:29/08/1991 by Penguin Books Ltd

Description

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.