Voices from the Aslyum

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Author: Mark Davis

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445621886

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

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Voices from the asylum

Author: Michael Lyon Glenn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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Voices from the Camps

Vietnamese Children Seeking Asylum

Author: James M. Freeman,Nguyen Dinh Huu

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295801611

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6912

Wave after wave of political and economic refugees poured out of Vietnam beginning in the late 1970s, overwhelming the resources available to receive them. Squalid conditions prevailed in detention centers and camps in Hong Kong and throughout Southeast Asia, where many refugees spent years languishing in poverty, neglect, and abuse while supposedly being protected by an international consortium of caregivers. Voices from the Camps tells the story of the most vulnerable of these refugees: children alone, either orphaned or separated from their families. Combining anthropology and social work with advocacy for unaccompanied children everywhere, James M. Freeman and Nguyen Dinh Huu present the voices and experiences of Vietnamese refugee children neglected and abused by the system intended to help them. Authorities in countries of first asylum, faced with thousands upon thousands of increasingly frightened, despairing, and angry people, needed to determine on a case-by-case basis whether they should be sent back to Vietnam or be certified as legitimate refugees and allowed to proceed to countries of resettlement. The international community, led by UNHCR, devised a well-intentioned screening system. Unfortunately, as Freeman and Nguyen demonstrate, it failed unaccompanied children. The hardships these children endured are disturbing, but more disturbing is the story of how the governments and agencies that set out to care for them eventually became the children�s tormenters. When Vietnam, after years of refusing to readmit illegal emigrants, reversed its policy, the international community began doing everything it could to force them back to Vietnam. Cutting rations, closing schools, separating children from older relations and other caregivers, relocating them in order to destroy any sense of stability--the authorities employed coercion and effective abuse with distressing ease, all in the name of the �best interests� of the children. While some children eventually managed to construct a decent life in Vietnam or elsewhere, including the United States, all have been scarred by their refugee experience and most are still struggling with the legacy. Freeman and Nguyen�s presentation and analysis of this sobering chapter in recent history is a cautionary tale and a call to action.

Women of the Asylum

Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

Author: Jeffrey L. Geller,Maxine Harris

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385474238

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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The 26 women who tell their stories here were incarcerated against their will, often by male family members, for holding views or behaving in ways that deviated from the norms of their day. The authors' accompanying history of both societal and psychiatric standards for women reveals the degree to which the prevailing societal conventions could reinforce the perception that these women were "mad."

Voices from the Asylum:Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Author: Susannah Wilson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199579350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Voices from the Asylum is a fascinating investigation of the lives of four women incarcerated in French psychiatric hospitals in the second half of the nineteenth century. The renowned sculptor (and mistress of Rodin) Camille Claudel, the musician Hersilie Rouy, the feminist activist Marie Esquiron, and the self-proclaimed mystic and eccentric Pauline Lair Lamotte, all left first-hand accounts of their experiences. These rare and unsettling documents provide the foundationfor a unique insight into the experience of psychiatric breakdown and treatment from the patient's viewpoint.By linking the question of gender to the process of medical diagnosis made by contemporary clinicians such as Sigmund Freud, this book argues that psychiatric medicine functioned as an integral part of an essentially misogynistic and oppressive society. Wilson suggests that "delusional" utterances can be read as meaningful when read as metaphorical expressions of real suffering, and as strategies to ensure the survival of a self under threat. These narratives therefore constituted an act ofresistance on the part of the women who wrote them, and they prefigure the feminist revisionist histories of psychiatry that appeared later in the twentieth century.Straddling the disciplines of literature and social history, and based on extensive archival research, this book makes an important contribution to the feminist project of writing women back into literary history. It brings to light a remarkable but hitherto unrecognised literary tradition in the prehistory of psychoanalysis: the psychiatric memoir.

Plato's Ghost

Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Author: Cathy Gutierrez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889139

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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In its day, spiritualism brought hundreds of thousands of Americans to s?ance tables and trance lectures. It has alternately been ridiculed as the apogee of fatuous credulity and hailed as a feminist movement. Its tricks have been exposed, its charlatans unmasked, and its heroes' names lost to posterity. In its day, however, its leaders were household names and politicians worried about capturing the Spiritualist vote. Cathy Gutierrez places Spiritualism in the context of the 19th-century American Renaissance. Although this epithet usually signifies the sudden blossoming of American letters, Gutierrez points to its original meaning: a cultural imagination enraptured with the past and the classics in particular, accompanied by a cultural efflorescence. Spiritualism, she contends, was the religious articulation of the American Renaissance, and the ramifications of looking backward for advice about the present were far-reaching. The Spiritualist movement, says Gutierrez, was a 'renaissance of the Renaissance,' a culture in love with history as much as it trumpeted progress and futurity, and an expression of what constituted religious hope among burgeoning technology and colonialism. Rejecting Christian ideas about salvation, Spiritualists embraced Platonic and Neoplatonic ideas. Humans were shot through with the divine, rather than seen as helpless and inexorably corrupt sinners in the hands of a transcendent, angry God. Gutierrez's study of this fascinating and important movement is organized thematically. She analyzes Spiritualist conceptions of memory, marriage, medicine, and minds, explores such phenomena as machines for contacting the dead, spirit-photography, the idea of eternal spiritual affinity (which implied the necessity for marriage reform), the connection between health and spirituality, and mesmerism.

A People s History of Poverty in America

Author: Stephen Pimpare

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586962

Category: History

Page: 336

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In this compulsively readable social history, political scientist Stephen Pimpare vividly describes poverty from the perspective of poor and welfare-reliant Americans from the big city to the rural countryside. He focuses on how the poor have created community, secured shelter, and found food and illuminates their battles for dignity and respect. Through prodigious archival research and lucid analysis, Pimpare details the ways in which charity and aid for the poor have been inseparable, more often than not, from the scorn and disapproval of those who would help them. In the rich and often surprising historical testimonies he has collected from the poor in America, Pimpare overturns any simple conclusions about how the poor see themselves or what it feels like to be poor—and he shows clearly that the poor are all too often aware that charity comes with a price. It is that price that Pimpare eloquently questions in this book, reminding us through powerful anecdotes, some heart-wrenching and some surprisingly humorous, that poverty is not simply a moral failure.

Contested Voices

Women Immigrants in Today's World

Author: M. Githens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137363509

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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A comprehensive and stimulating examination of how the migration of women affects attitudes in receiving countries, among the women themselves, and how changing women's attitudes shapes their relations with men and between generations within ethnic groups.

Taking Over the Asylum

Empowerment and Mental Health

Author: Marian Barnes,Mr Ric Bowl

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137215593

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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One of the most critical developments within `welfare' in recent years, has been the transformation of service users from `passive recipients' to `active subjects' of welfare policy and practice. People who use services have challenged paternalistic notions that professionals are always the experts, and have offered alternative analyses both of the experience of living with disability or illness, and of policy and practice responses to such experiences. Taking Over the Asylum explores the way in which users or survivors of mental health services - people too often regarded as `lacking capacity' to make decisions about their own care - have taken action to empower themselves. The authors examine evidence of the impact this action has had on their lives, on services, and on practice in mental health. They argue that disempowerment can be exacerbated by racist and gendered assumptions and they question the way we think about `mental health' and `mental illness' and what it means to live with `madness'. Drawing on the writings of activists and on international research evidence of action by users and survivors, this important book explores different strategies being adopted to achieve change both within the mental health system and in the lives of those who live with psychological distress. The wide-ranging analysis of current debates provides a valuable and clear insight into the potential and dilemmas of collective action by service users and survivors.

Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World

Author: David J. Whittaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134236018

Category: History

Page: 152

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Examining a number of case studies, including Palestinian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, David J. Whittaker’s book provides a balanced introduction to this very controversial subject. Fuelled by extensive coverage in the media, the issue of asylum seekers and refugees is one of the most talked about subjects in contemporary politics. Whittaker cuts through the emotive language to give an objective introduction to the subject. Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World discusses the international as well as national implications of the issue, and the book looks in detail at the issue as it has affected Britain and Europe in particular, as well as including material on the UN and its response to the refugee ‘problem’. Including a final statement on the British government’s 2005 proposals for dealing with refugees, this volume is essential reading for all students of the history of the modern world and is ideal for newcomers to the subject.

So bitterkalt


Author: Johan Theorin

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492958540

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Kaum ein Bewerber findet den Weg nach Valla an die schwedische Westküste.Jan Hauger besitzt viel Erfahrung und glänzende Zeugnisse. Doch es ist keinZufall, dass sich der junge Erzieher in dem abgelegenen Kinderhort vorstellt.Durch einen unterirdischen Gang ist der Hort mit der psychiatrischen Klinikverbunden. So sollen selbst die als gefährlich eingestuften Insassen durchden Kontakt zu ihren Kindern schneller ins Leben zurückfinden. Damit hatJan kein Problem – aber er hat auch ein unliebsames Geheimnis. Denn unterseiner Aufsicht ging ein Kind verloren, das erst nach Tagen auf noch immerungeklärte Weise wieder auftauchte. Und das ist nicht der einzige Fleckauf Jan Haugers Weste. Warum will er ausgerechnet in Valla arbeiten? Undwas verbindet ihn mit dem psychopathischen Mörder Ivan Rössl, der seitJahren in der Klinik behandelt wird? Johan Theorins Thriller jagt eiskalte Schauer über den Rücken und lässtnicht nur seine Opfer vor Angst über die Dunkelheit der menschlichen Psycheerstarren.

Alien - In den Schatten


Author: Tim Lebbon

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641144418

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Das Grauen erwacht Als Kind wurde Chris Hooper in seinen Träumen von Monstern verfolgt. In seiner Vorstellung lebten sie im Weltall. Doch das All ist dunkel und leer, wie er viel später herausfindet, als er als Chefmechaniker auf der MARION schuftet. Bis sich eines Tages ein Unfall ereignet – und etwas zum Leben erwacht, das tief in den Minen geschlummert hat. Die Hölle bricht los, und Chris Hoopers schlimmste Albträume holen ihn ein. Rettung naht durch Ellen Ripley, die letzte Überlebende des Raumschiffs Nostromo.

Stone Voices

The Search For Scotland

Author: Neal Ascherson

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780061

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6042

Neal Ascherson is one of Britain's finest writers in an undefinable genre that fuses history, memoir, politics and meditations on places. His books on Poland and his collected essays on the strange Britain to which he returned from Europe in the mid-1980s were deeply influential. In 1995, Black Sea won critical praise in many languages and several literary prizes. Stone Voices is Ascherson's return to his native Scotland. It is an exploration of Scottish identity, but this is no journalistic rumination on the future of that small nation. Ascherson instead weaves together a story of the deep past - the time of geology and archaeology, of myth and legend - with the story of modern Scotland and its rebirth. Few writers in these islands have his ability to write so well about the natural context of history.

Testimony from the Nazi Camps

French Women's Voices

Author: Margaret Anne Hutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427338X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

View: 7659

This interdisciplinary study intergrates historiographical, literary and cultural methodologies in its focus on a little known corpus of testimonial accounts published by French women deported to Nazi camps. Comprising epistemological and literary analyses of the accounts and an examination of the construction of deportee identities, it will interest those working in the fields of modern French literature, genre, women's studies and the Holocaust.

Voices of the Poor

Selections from the "Morning Chronicle" "Labour and the Poor"

Author: Henry Mayhew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136271058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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First Published in 1971. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Raising Young Refugees' Voices in Europe and Beyond

A Seminar Report

Author: Nadine Lyamouri-Bajja

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287163080

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 63

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Young refugees and asylum seekers represent a group of displaced youth with specific needs and assets. Their situation urgently requires closer examination, and youth policies addressing their needs must be devised, taking into account their difficult past experiences and their often insecure or instable situation in host countries, including emotional, social and economic challenges. The aim of this report is to convey the main points of a training seminar organised in close co-operation with the UNHCR, Representation in Strasbourg, it brought together young forcibly displaced persons and other young people working in their favour. The organisers and participants of the seminar were driven by the strong conviction that all young people need to participate in building Europe, that social cohesion implies the inclusion of marginalised, minority youth and that nobody can talk about young refugees needs and assets better than young refugees themselves. This publication presents the most important ideas, reflections and recommendations formulated by the participants, it is a collection of testimonies and ideas from young people who have themselves experienced various situations, difficulties and successes as young refugees in Europe.

Voice from the Wilderness

Inspirational Poetry

Author: Clifton Cameron

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467020486

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 4344

VOICE FROM THE WILDERNESS brings hope, joy, happiness, peace, inspiration and love to everyone. I am an ordinary guy who has something to say that need to be heard. The truth is that I have done it in poetry. There are topics in my book that everyone can identify with. My aim is to speakfor the people whose voicesare being ignored and need to heard. These poems are coming straight from my heart with lots of feelings great emotion and meaning. Which can serve as a positive motivation to the soul and mind and ease your pain?