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  • The Discovery of the Asylum Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic
  • David J. Rothman
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  • 12 August 2019
  • 9780316757713

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Read The Discovery of the Asylum Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free David J. Rothman ✓ 5 Read characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ David J. Rothman S The Discovery of Asylum offers a fascinating reflection on our past as well as a source of inspiration for a new century of students and professionals in criminal justice corrections social history and law enforcement as they shape arguments for the reform of prisons and mental hospital. History of the institutionalization of the united states Dull writing

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Read The Discovery of the Asylum Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free David J. Rothman ✓ 5 Read characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ David J. Rothman Ns and adult poor Rothman's compelling analysis links this phenomenon to a desperate effort by Jacksonian society to instill a new social order as it perceived the loosening of family church and community bonds As debate persists on the wisdom and effectiveness of these inherited solution. This outstanding history of American efforts to develop new effective mental health institutions was a very worthy winner of the Albert J Beveridge Award in 1971 It was a major work of an exciting new wave of American historiography which over the next 40 years would elevate American historical writing to a level eualled no where else in the worldAmerican social history was has been particularly outstanding during this period The basic approach is to combine the brilliant theory of the French with the Anglo Saxon on drawing conclusions based on a balanced review of the factsFor this book the big French Theory belonged to Foucault who had argued in Madness and Civilization that a society s social institutions such as hospitals prisons asylums and orphanages are the creations of a society s culture or collective mental state Taking this idea Rothman closely examined the correspondence memorandum and other recorded discussions surrounding the building of several innovative insane Asylums constructed during the Jacksonian era Rothman noted that the Americans of the generation believed that it was there duty to try to improve the world At the same time they believed in the innate goodness of man as proposed by Rousseau They believed that man s natural inclination was towards the good If society intervened to help men follow their natural instincts to be good the whole society would improve and everyone would achieve goodnessAccepting the common notion that criminals and lunatic asylums tended to perpetrate of even increase the undesirable behaviour because the inmates found themselves living a social environment peopled by either criminals or mentally ill people Because man was naturally good his tendencies towards crime must have come the environment in his family homeThe logical conclusion drawn from all of this was that the new institutions must be designed that the inmates never meet their colleagues as their meeting would only reinforce undesirable behaviours Because the bad family upbringing had transformed them into criminals it would be necessary to ban family visitsThe result was that the experiments where extraordinarily cruel The inmates never saw each other living in complete isolation Family visits were banned to prevent relatives from further corrupting the inmate After 10 years the mangers of the asylums were willing to admit that their methods were not working They reversed themselves They provided clothing for their children kept them at home during the winter

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