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Institutions of confinement : hospitals, asylums, and prisons in Western Europe and North America, 1500-1950

Author: Norbert Finzsch; Robert Jütte; German Historical Institute in London.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003, ©1996.
Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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"A major interdisciplinary study of the development of hospitals, insane asylums, and prisons in North America and Western Europe, this book resulted from discussions between its two editors about their work on the history of hospitals, poor relief, deviance, and crime, and a subsequent conference held in June 1992 at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., that attempted to assess the impact of Foucault  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norbert Finzsch; Robert Jütte; German Historical Institute in London.
ISBN: 0521534488 9780521534482
OCLC Number: 772636737
Notes: Based on revised versions of papers delivered at a conference held at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., from June 6-9, 1992.
Description: 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: --
Elias, Foucault, Oestreich: on a historical theory of confinement --
Four centuries of prison history: punishment, suffering, the body, and power --
pt. 1, Hospitals and asylums: --
The transformation of the American hospital --
The construction of the hospital patient in early modern France --
Before the clinic was "born": methodological perspectives in hospital history --
Syphilis and confinement: hospitals in early modern Germany --
Madhouses, children's wards, and clinics: the development of insane asylums in Germany --
Pietist universal reform and care of the sick and the poor: the medical institutions of the Francke Foundation and their social context --
pt. 2, Prisons: --
Michel Foucault's impact on the German historiography of criminal justice, social discipline, and medicalization --
The history of ideas and its significance for the prison system --
The prerogatives of confinement in Germany, 1933-1945: "protective custody" and other police strategies --
"Comparing apples and oranges?" the history of early prisons in Germany and the United States, 1800-1860 --
Reformers united: the American and the German Juvenile Court, 1882-1923 --
The medicalization of criminal law reform in Imperial Germany --
Prison reform in France and other European countries in the nineteenth century --
Surveillance and redemption: the casa di Correzione of San Michele a Ripa in Rome --
"Policing the bachelor subculture": the demographics of summary misdemeanants, Allegheny County Jail, 1892-1923 --
Beyond confinement? notes on the history and possible future of solitary confinement in Germany.
Series Title: Publications of the German Historical Institute.
Responsibility: edited by Norbert Finzsch and Robert Jütte.
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