The Resource Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century, Janet Miron

Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century, Janet Miron

Label
Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century
Title
Prisons, asylums, and the public
Title remainder
institutional visiting in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Janet Miron
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The prisons and asylums of Canada and the United States were a popular destination for institutional tourists in the nineteenth-century. Thousands of visitors entered their walls, recording and describing the interiors, inmates, and therapeutic and reformative practices they encountered in letters, diaries, and articles. Surprisingly, the vast majority of these visitors were not members of the medical or legal elite but were ordinary people
  • Prisons, Asylums, and the Public argues that, rather than existing in isolation, these institutions were closely connected to the communities beyond their walls. Challenging traditional interpretations of public visiting, Janet Miron examines the implications and imperatives of visiting from the perspectives of officials, the public, and the institutionalized. Finding that institutions could be important centres of civic activity, self-edification, and 'scientific' study, Prisons, Asylums, and the Public sheds new light on popular nineteenth-century attitudes towards the insane and the criminal."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
365/.6097109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8884
LC item number
.M57 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century, Janet Miron
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Establishment of Custodial Institutions and the Early Practice of Visiting -- 2. Open Doors: Welcoming the Public Into Prisons and Asylums -- 3. "You Must Go!" Visitors to Prisons and Asylums -- 4. I Am Even Afraid that She Put Her Tongue Out: Inmate and Patient Responses to Visitors -- 5. What We Saw with Our Own Eyes: Visiting and Nineteenth-Century Culture [19th century, Canada, United States] -- 6. To Avoid Exposure and Publicity: Opposition to Visiting -- 7. Behind Closed Doors: The Changing Relationship between Custodial Institutions and Society
Control code
ocn806033013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442661639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt54w2t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27366455
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806033013
  • ebsco1442661631

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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