skip to content
Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Janet Miron
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Miron, Janet.
Prisons, asylums, and the public.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)714265164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Miron
ISBN: 9781442661639 1442661631
OCLC Number: 806033013
Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Janet Miron.
More information:

Abstract:

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  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Prisons, Asylums, and the Public is the first-ever book to examine institutional tourism in the nineteenth century. Janet Miron provides eye-opening insights as to why people wanted to visit prisons, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(33)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806033013> # Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "806033013" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Place/toronto> ; # Toronto
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/onc> ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'https://libproxy.library.unt.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=467841";'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prisons_canada_public_opinion> ; # Prisons--Canada--Public opinion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/offentliche_meinung> ; # Öffentliche Meinung
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1081095> ; # Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800-1899
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204310> ; # Canada.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_canada_opinion_publique> ; # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Canada--Opinion publique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/besuch> ; # Besuch
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prisons_etats_unis_opinion_publique> ; # Prisons--États-Unis--Opinion publique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_canada_public_opinion> ; # Psychiatric hospitals--Canada--Public opinion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_united_states_public_opinion> ; # Psychiatric hospitals--United States--Public opinion
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1077398> ; # Prisons--Public opinion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/visites_aux_detenus_aspect_social_etats_unis_histoire_19e_siecle> ; # Visites aux détenus--Aspect social--États-Unis--Histoire--19e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prisons_united_states_public_opinion> ; # Prisons--United States--Public opinion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prison_visits_social_aspects_united_states_history_19th_century> ; # Prison visits--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Place/etats_unis> ; # États-Unis
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatrische_klinik> ; # Psychiatrische Klinik
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Place/canada> ; # Canada
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/visites_aux_detenus_aspect_social_canada_histoire_19e_siecle> ; # Visites aux détenus--Aspect social--Canada--Histoire--19e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_social_aspects_canada_history_19th_century> ; # Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects--Canada--History--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/gefangnis> ; # Gefängnis
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_aspect_social_etats_unis_histoire_19e_siecle> ; # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Aspect social--États-Unis--Histoire--19e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Place/kanada> ; # Kanada.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/history_north_america> ; # HISTORY--North America
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prisons_canada_opinion_publique> ; # Prisons--Canada--Opinion publique
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1082785> ; # Public opinion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_etats_unis_opinion_publique> ; # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--États-Unis--Opinion publique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/social_science_penology> ; # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Penology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prison_visits_social_aspects_canada_history_19th_century> ; # Prison visits--Social aspects--Canada--History--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_aspect_social_canada_history_19e_siecle> ; # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Aspect social--Canada--History--19e siècle
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/365.6097109034/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Place/united_states> ; # United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_social_aspects_united_states_history_19th_century> ; # Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2011" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/24037829> ; # Janet Miron
    schema:datePublished "2011" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description ""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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/691809151> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/714265164> ;
    schema:name "Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century"@en ;
    schema:productID "806033013" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/806033013#PublicationEvent/toronto_university_of_toronto_press_2011> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Agent/university_of_toronto_press> ; # University of Toronto Press
    schema:url <http://er.llcc.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=467841> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=467841> ;
    schema:url "https://libproxy.library.unt.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=467841";" ;
    schema:url <http://www.deslibris.ca/ID/436870> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10488906> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=467841> ;
    schema:url <http://books.scholarsportal.info/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks2/utpress/2013-08-26/1/9781442661639> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442661639> ;
    schema:url <http://0-search.ebscohost.com.librarycatalog.vts.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=467841> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=467841> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781442661639> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/806033013> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Agent/university_of_toronto_press> # University of Toronto Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Toronto Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/history_north_america> # HISTORY--North America
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--North America"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_aspect_social_canada_history_19e_siecle> # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Aspect social--Canada--History--19e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Aspect social--Canada--History--19e siècle"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_aspect_social_etats_unis_histoire_19e_siecle> # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Aspect social--États-Unis--Histoire--19e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Aspect social--États-Unis--Histoire--19e siècle"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_canada_opinion_publique> # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Canada--Opinion publique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--Canada--Opinion publique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/hopitaux_services_de_psychiatrie_etats_unis_opinion_publique> # Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--États-Unis--Opinion publique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Hôpitaux--Services de psychiatrie--États-Unis--Opinion publique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/offentliche_meinung> # Öffentliche Meinung
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Öffentliche Meinung"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prison_visits_social_aspects_canada_history_19th_century> # Prison visits--Social aspects--Canada--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85107011> ;
    schema:name "Prison visits--Social aspects--Canada--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prison_visits_social_aspects_united_states_history_19th_century> # Prison visits--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85107011> ;
    schema:name "Prison visits--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prisons_canada_opinion_publique> # Prisons--Canada--Opinion publique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Prisons--Canada--Opinion publique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/prisons_etats_unis_opinion_publique> # Prisons--États-Unis--Opinion publique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Prisons--États-Unis--Opinion publique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_canada_public_opinion> # Psychiatric hospitals--Canada--Public opinion
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85108356> ;
    schema:name "Psychiatric hospitals--Canada--Public opinion"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_social_aspects_canada_history_19th_century> # Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects--Canada--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85108356> ;
    schema:name "Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects--Canada--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_social_aspects_united_states_history_19th_century> # Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85108356> ;
    schema:name "Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatric_hospitals_united_states_public_opinion> # Psychiatric hospitals--United States--Public opinion
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008110133> ;
    schema:name "Psychiatric hospitals--United States--Public opinion"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/psychiatrische_klinik> # Psychiatrische Klinik
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Psychiatrische Klinik"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/social_science_penology> # SOCIAL SCIENCE--Penology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SOCIAL SCIENCE--Penology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/visites_aux_detenus_aspect_social_canada_histoire_19e_siecle> # Visites aux détenus--Aspect social--Canada--Histoire--19e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Visites aux détenus--Aspect social--Canada--Histoire--19e siècle"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/691809151#Topic/visites_aux_detenus_aspect_social_etats_unis_histoire_19e_siecle> # Visites aux détenus--Aspect social--États-Unis--Histoire--19e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Visites aux détenus--Aspect social--États-Unis--Histoire--19e siècle"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1077398> # Prisons--Public opinion
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Prisons--Public opinion"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1081095> # Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Psychiatric hospitals--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1082785> # Public opinion
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Public opinion"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204310> # Canada.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Canada." ;
    .

<http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=e000xna&AN=467841>
    rdfs:comment "from EBSCO Academic Collection" ;
    rdfs:comment "(Unlimited Concurrent Users)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/24037829> # Janet Miron
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Miron" ;
    schema:givenName "Janet" ;
    schema:name "Janet Miron" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781442661639>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1442661631" ;
    schema:isbn "9781442661639" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/714265164>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Prisons, asylums, and the public." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806033013> ; # Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/806033013>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806033013> ; # Prisons, asylums, and the public : institutional visiting in the nineteenth century
    schema:dateModified "2018-09-26" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.