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Asylums By Erving Goffman

Asylums
by Erving Goffman

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Presents an analysis of life in 'total institutions' - closed worlds like prisons, army camps, boarding schools, nursing homes and mental hospitals. This book 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: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates by Erving Goffman

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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About Erving Goffman


Erving Goffman (1922-1982) was one of the most influential sociologists of the twentieth century. He was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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GOR001424740
Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates by Erving Goffman
Erving Goffman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1991-08-29
336
0140137394
9780140137392
N/A
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