Voices from the asylum

Author: Michael Lyon Glenn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

View: 3737

Voices from the Aslyum

West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Author: Mark Davis

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445621886

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

View: 7613

Women of the Asylum

Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

Author: Jeffrey L. Geller,Maxine Harris

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 2982

Accounts by women placed in asylums from 1840 to 1945 provide a chilling study of psychiatric institutions and attitudes toward women

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: 5668

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.

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.

A People s History of Poverty in America

Author: Stephen Pimpare

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586962

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6991

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.

So bitterkalt

Kriminalroman

Author: Johan Theorin

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492958540

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8388

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.

Inselgrab

Kriminalroman

Author: Johan Theorin

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492966470

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 5671

Ein verzweifeltes Klopfen weckt Gerlof Davidsson mitten in der Nacht. Der Junge, der atemlos vom Strand kommt, erzählt von einem Geisterschiff voller sterbender Seeleute und einem verrückten alten Mann mit einer Axt. – Auf Öland hat die Hauptsaison begonnen, und eigentlich sind die Sommergäste gekommen, um gemeinsam Mittsommer zu feiern. Doch einer von ihnen ist zurückgekehrt, um eine sehr alte Schuld zu begleichen. Einzig Gerlof ahnt, wer der Rückkehrer ist und an wem er sich rächen will. Er ist diesem Mann schon einmal in seiner Jugend begegnet, als sie beide auf dem Friedhof standen und plötzlich Klopflaute aus einem frischen Grab drangen ... Das grandiose Mittsommer-Finale von Johan Theorins Öland-Quartett – ein Kriminalroman mit Gänsehaut-Qualität.

alias Grace

Roman

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 2936

Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

Das Herz ist ein einsamer Jäger

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602111

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 7308

Der Roman spielt im Staat Georgia, in einer hässlichen heißen Innenstadt. Es ist die Geschichte eines begabten Mädchens, Mick Kelly, und ihres gewaltsamen Kampfes gegen eine unnachgiebige und harte Umgebung. Carson McCullers' mitleidiges Engagement gilt den einsamen Sonderlingen und Außenseitern, die sich um den taubstummen John Singer scharen, um ihm ihr Herz auszuschütten.

Contested Voices

Women Immigrants in Today's World

Author: M. Githens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137363509

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

View: 3073

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

View: 4909

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 Voices

Experiences of People Seeking Asylum in the United Kingdom

Author: Andrew Bradstock,Arlington Trotman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851692876

Category: Alien detention centers

Page: 73

View: 8687

Asylum and immigration has become a major domestic issue in the United Kingdom. Everyone from newspaper editors to television political commentators have an opinion on people seeking asylum. But while we are forever talking about them, we do not hear their voices. The need to hear from people seeking asylum in Britain today is urgent and this publication does just that. The Churches' continuing concern with the plight of displaced people is rooted in the belief that all people share a common humanity, and should be treated justly. "Asylum Voices" seeks to demonstrate that, far from being a faceless category of human cargo to be shunned, asylum applicants are people with deeply disturbing stories. With stories from 146 asylum applicants from 37 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Algeria and the Czech Republic, "Asylum Voices" challenges both government and the people to listen to, and reaffirm the dignity and intrinsic human value of asylum applicants.

Rechts blinken, links abbiegen

Author: Dorthe Nors

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993371

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9401

Als sich Sonja mit über vierzig endlich bei der Fahrschule anmeldet, verspricht sie sich davon mehr Freiheit. Nur bereitet ihr das Schalten größere Probleme als gedacht und überhaupt läuft ihr Leben gerade nicht rund. Immer mehr sehnt sie sich an die idyllischen Orte ihrer Kindheit zurück: Wilde Singschwäne und Zugvögel will sie sehen, keine Tauben und Plastikeulen auf Nachbarbalkonen! Doch was muss passieren, damit Sonja ihr Schicksal in die Hand nimmt?

Voice from the Wilderness

Inspirational Poetry

Author: Clifton Cameron

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467020486

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 5889

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?

Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World

Author: David J. Whittaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134236018

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 5077

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.

Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 9951

Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.

Nachruf auf den Mond

Roman

Author: Nathan Filer

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426427931

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5412

Der preisgekrönte Überraschungserfolg aus Großbritannien endlich im Taschenbuch! Matthew Homes ist ein begnadeter Erzähler und Patient der Psychiatrischen Klinik in Bristol. Um dort dem trostlosen Alltag zu entfliehen, schreibt er seine Geschichte auf – und die seines Bruders Simon, der im Alter von elf Jahren während des Campingurlaubs in Cornwall starb. Selbst nach zehn Jahren gibt sich Matthew immer noch die Schuld am Unfalltod seines Bruders. Doch eigentlich ist Simon für ihn gar nicht tot – und Matthew auch kein gewöhnlicher 19-Jähriger. Denn Matthew leidet an Schizophrenie ...