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Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions" -- closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monastaries, nursing homes and mental hospitals -- where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author''s year of field work at St. Elizabeth''s in Washington, D.C., one of America''s most well-known institutions. It is the thesis of this book that the most important factor in forming a mental-hospital patient is the institution, not the illness, and that the patient''s reactions and adjustments are those of inmates in other types of institutions as well.

The first essay is a general portrait of life in a total instituion.  The other three consider special aspects of this existence: the initial effects of institutionlization on the inmate''s previous social relationships; the ways of adapting once in the institution; and the role of the staff in presenting to the inmate the facts of his or her situation.

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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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s 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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"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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Erving Goffman was born in Canada in 1922. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1945 and then studied at the University of Chicago, receiving his M.A. in 1949 and his Ph.D. in 1953.  For a year he lived on one of the smaller of the Shetland Isles while he gathered material for a dissertation on that community, and later he served as a visiting scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington. Mr. Goffman is the author of several articles and book reviews which have appeared in such periodicals as Psychiatry and the American Journal of Sociology. He is also the author of, among other works, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Asylums, Interaction Ritual,and Stigma


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Mary Beth
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Goffman''s Asylums
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2014
This book can be challenging at times..You cant just read and put it down and expect to pick it back up again and know exactly what''s going on. Goffman takes a very in depth look on the inmate situation focusing primarily on mental institutions. The personal stories of what... See more
This book can be challenging at times..You cant just read and put it down and expect to pick it back up again and know exactly what''s going on. Goffman takes a very in depth look on the inmate situation focusing primarily on mental institutions. The personal stories of what these people go through and the things that Goffman witness while observing inmates really brings this book together. I think he focuses a lot on the development of the self when taken out of a familiar setting and placed into a new one. He talks about how to cope and what the staff does to help the inmates adapt to their new life. He can get wordy and redundant but all in all I think it is a rather good read. If you''re in a social theory class or mental health student, I would recommend this book.
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A Little Classic of Sociology
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2003
I''m not a sociologist, a student of sociology or really, even that interested in sociology. I read about this book in David Orland''s, Prisons: Houses of Darkness, where Orland often referred to Goffman''s work in this book. I was not disappointed. Goffman uses a... See more
I''m not a sociologist, a student of sociology or really, even that interested in sociology. I read about this book in David Orland''s, Prisons: Houses of Darkness, where Orland often referred to Goffman''s work in this book. I was not disappointed.
Goffman uses a mixture of field observation and references to literature to describe and critisize the theory and practice of the "Total Institution". As the reviewers note below, a "total institution" is an elastic concept. Goffman focuses on "strong" examples of T.I.''s: the mental hospital, prison, a 19th century man of war, monastery. Through these "strong" examples he fairly describes the concept and applies it well.
Less clear is the implications of Goffman''s concept to those institutions which are either "weak" total institutions or non-total institutions with total institution tendencies. After reading this book, I saw aspects of "total" institutions in almost every institution I cared to think about: schools, churches, courts, etc.
I think it is fair to say that "All institutions dream of being total institutions." Therefore, this book has application beyond the world of "strong" total institutions. I recommend it highly.
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great book and came in great condition
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Good Book If you are interested in Psychology
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Good introductory book in psychology
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Need to write a paper? This is a gem!!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2018
Great book for Sociology or Political Science read.
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Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2015
Love Goffman''s work. His work here was informative as the study of inmate/mental patients was not done yet.
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Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2012
A must have for the young sociologist to understand how our society works as a group and how that trickles down to affect the behavior of the individual in the group. If you are a thinking person with sociological questions, this is part of the Cannon of social science.
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Just started reading it, not the easiest book to get into but it is very interesting
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A classic
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A must read for the caring professions.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2014
I have made this book required reading for my students. Although a little long in the tooth now, the concepts have not changed. The lessons are delivered intelligently and in a way that is easy to read and understand.
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An Essential Study
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2015
I read this first many years ago. It is one of those researches which should always be with us a, sadly it seems, total instituiotns will be with us. We need Goffmann''s insights and his understanding.
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Having read a portion of his study on Total Institutions for an OU course (K101) I gave in to temptation to buy the whole book and although I haven''t read it all yet, I am loving his research and the way he writes.
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