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one of the most subtle, restrained, ferocious diatribes i have ever read you can feel the fire roiling deep underneath the text, piercing the surface in quick flashes should be required reading for all schoolteachers.four long essays stemming from a year 1955 56 Goffman spent observing the daily operation of a huge 7000 inmates mental hospital they were published separately, and in fact the first two are skippable interesting at moments, but suffering from a great weight of psychobabbl one of the most subtle, restrained, ferocious diatribes i have ever read you can feel the fire roiling deep underneath the text, piercing the surface in quick flashes should be required reading for all schoolteachers.four long essays stemming from a year 1955 56 Goffman spent observing the daily operation of a huge 7000 inmates mental hospital they were published separately, and in fact the first two are skippable interesting at moments, but suffering from a great weight of psychobabble about the Self and one s projection of one s self onto other things and experiences and thus the supposed vulnerability of this thing, the Self, if one s possessions or activities are lost or damaged or curtailed, etc, etc, etc Far too much time spent on bland generalities and references to outside sources monasteries, convents, boot camp, prison, boarding school, all considered total institutions and far too little mention of WHAT HE SAW AND HEARD IN THE MENTAL HOSPITAL.but the third essay is the money essay we get story after story from the inside the schemes of the patients and counterschemes of the staff horrors and hilarity adaptation to deprivation beyond the reader s imagination still he mixes in lots of outside stories, but somehow these are a better selection excerpts from melville s chronicle of life aboard a frigate, prison diaries, and tales directly from a concentration camp survivor what is the content of a man s existence when fate throws him in a cage and treats him like an animal it is not a pretty story take away ALL possessions, ALL freedom, and what remains the fourth essay is also very good it is an extended analysis of the service model in general, pervasive in modern society, in which a client brings his problem to a certified expert who then, for a fee, employs his expertise to solve the client s problem this is then extended to the modern practice of medicine, and further to the treatment of mental patients and while Goffman s chief specific target is indeed the modern approach to psychiatry, there is muchbeing said at the same time about the modern approach to humanity generally where do we draw the line between someone who is simply different and someone who must be changed changed how, and why for their own good, against their own wishes, or simply for the convenience of others as a schoolteacher who has come to question the entire idea of compulsory, standards based schooling, i found endless parallels between the treatment of mental patients and the treatment of high school students fascinating and depressing (((Free Pdf))) ☠ Asylums. Le istituzioni totali: i meccanismi dell'esclusione e della violenza ✓ Questo libro tratta il problema delle istituzioni sociali in generale, e degli ospedali psichiatrici in particolare, con lo scopo precipuo di mettere a fuoco il mondo dell internato Cos scrive Goffman in apertura di Asylums Egli realizza una descrizione di ci che realmente succede in un istituzione totale, al di l delle retoriche scientifiche, terapeutiche o morali con cui chi detiene il potere nell istituzione giustifica la degradazione degli esseri umani che solitamente avviene 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 ex 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 An astute set of essays on the ways people find to maintain a self within an institution whose purpose is to control a person s every activity Full of glancing observations of the strange ways people seek status, or worry about losing it, for example this passage about a customer of a service business such as a repair shop The client thinks, Is this server really competent Is he acting in my own interests Is he overcharging Is he discreet Is he secretly contemptuous of me because of the An astute set of essays on the ways people find to maintain a self within an institution whose purpose is to control a person s every activity Full of glancing observations of the strange ways people seek status, or worry about losing it, for example this passage about a customer of a service business such as a repair shop The client thinks, Is this server really competent Is he acting in my own interests Is he overcharging Is he discreet Is he secretly contemptuous of me because of the state in which he finds my possession Touch 3.5 stars Admittedly I didn t read this entire book in great depth Although the subject is of great interest to me, the anecdotal style writing concerning both patients and staff in institutions, rendered me a little disinterested I felt like some paragraphs were repeats of what I had previously The book nevertheless highlights the great power and entitlement disparity in mental health facilities and their psychological effect on the patients Although the book was written in the 1960 s and f 3.5 stars Admittedly I didn t read this entire book in great depth Although the subject is of great interest to me, the anecdotal style writing concerning both patients and staff in institutions, rendered me a little disinterested I felt like some paragraphs were repeats of what I had previously The book nevertheless highlights the great power and entitlement disparity in mental health facilities and their psychological effect on the patients Although the book was written in the 1960 s and feels a little outdated at times sadly mental health in my experience doesn t seem to have progressed far enough since then, with constant residual stigma and some battling of wills between individuals and health care providers intent on removing their choice Excellent analysis about total institutions Goffman descripes all the variations of total insitution and espesially mental institutions And he shows us how patients and the worker in this institutions interact to each other. It was easier to read this book if I kept reminding myself that it was written in the 1950 s Psychiatric hospitals are nothing like this nowadays But I appreciate they used to be different Anyhow, I don t like that Goffman made some jabs at psychiatric nurses, implying that they are the nurses who didn t know how to draw blood apparently, this is all that nurses do and so couldn t get a job anywhere else I think this guy needs to spend a day as a psychiatric nurse and see if he changes It was easier to read this book if I kept reminding myself that it was written in the 1950 s Psychiatric hospitals are nothing like this nowadays But I appreciate they used to be different Anyhow, I don t like that Goffman made some jabs at psychiatric nurses, implying that they are the nurses who didn t know how to draw blood apparently, this is all that nurses do and so couldn t get a job anywhere else I think this guy needs to spend a day as a psychiatric nurse and see if he changes his mind at all And, by the way, I CAN draw blood So there Read for school I especially found the essay concerning the life inside prisons to be of interest, although some things certainly were hard to read especially concerning shaming and degrading actions Some parts of the book are definitely outdated but a lot of the general points are still relevant. This was assigned for a college course called Alienation and Mental Illness An interesting look at how the conditions and treatment of in patient psychiatric hospitals strip one of their sense of self to the extent that the appearance of illness is greatly enhanced. dated like a motherfucker however, the first essay still holds weight well enough where it comes to describing and denoting goffman s view of total institutions.