Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
ISBN10: 0385000162 ISBN13: 9780385000161 Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group Published: Jul 1 1990 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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.