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The Resource Asylums : Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates, Erving Goffman

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

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Asylums : Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Title
Asylums
Title remainder
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Statement of responsibility
Erving Goffman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A total institution is defined by Goffman as a place of residence and work where a large number of like-situated, individuals, cut off from the wider society for an appreciable period of time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life. Prisons serve as a clear example, providing we appreciate that what is prison-like about prisons is found in institutions whose members have broken no laws. This volume deals with total institutions in general and, mental hospitals, in particular. The main focus is, on the world of the inmate, not the world of the staff. A chief concern is to develop a sociological version of the structure of the self. Each of the essays in this book were intended to focus on the same issue--the inmate's situation in an institutional context. Each chapter approaches the central issue from a different vantage point, each introduction drawing upon a different source in sociology and having little direct relation to the other chapters. This method of presenting material may be irksome, but it allows the reader to pursue the main theme of each paper analytically and comparatively past the point that would be allowable in chapters of an integrated book. If sociological concepts are to be treated with affection, each must be traced back to where it best applies, followed from there wherever it seems to lead, and pressed to disclose the rest of its family."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TYFRS
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Goffman, Erving
Dewey number
362.2/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC439
LC item number
.G58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Mentally ill
Label
Asylums : Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates, Erving Goffman
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • Chapter On The Characteristics of Total Institutions 1
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • chapter The Moral Career of the Mental Patient
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • chapter The Underlife of a Public Institution 1
  • A Study of Ways of Making Out in a Mental Hospital
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • chapter The Medical Model and Mental Hospitalization 1
Control code
on1004358134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780202309712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
text file, PDF
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781351327749
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004358134
Label
Asylums : Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates, Erving Goffman
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • Chapter On The Characteristics of Total Institutions 1
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • chapter The Moral Career of the Mental Patient
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • chapter The Underlife of a Public Institution 1
  • A Study of Ways of Making Out in a Mental Hospital
  • Erving Goffman William B. Helmreich
  • chapter The Medical Model and Mental Hospitalization 1
Control code
on1004358134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780202309712
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
text file, PDF
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9781351327749
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004358134

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