Isolation: Places and Practices of Exclusion (Routledge by Alison Bashford,Carolyn Strange

By Alison Bashford,Carolyn Strange

This publication examines the coercive and legally sanctioned techniques of exclusion and segregation undertaken during the last centuries in quite a lot of contexts. The political and cultural historical past of this era increases a couple of questions about coercive exclusion. The essays during this assortment research why isolation has been this sort of power procedure in liberal and non-liberal international locations, in colonial and post-colonial states and why practices of exclusion proliferated over the fashionable interval, accurately while felony and political strategies of 'freedom' have been invented. as well as providing new views at the continuum of medico-penal websites of isolation from the asylum to the prison, Isolation seems at much less famous websites, from leper villages to refugee camps to local reserves.

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