Avery F. Gordon: Notes for The Workhouse: 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 041

Avery F. Gordon: Notes for The Workhouse: 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 041

by Avery Gordon

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Avery F. Gordon: Notes for The Workhouse: 100 Notes, 100 Thoughts: Documenta Series 041 by Avery Gordon

In this notebook, sociology professor Avery F. Gordon offers a portrait of Breitenau, a twelfth-century Benedictine monastery located twenty kilometers south of Kassel. Turned into a workhouse in 1874, Breitenau became a Nazi concentration camp in the Second World War, then a girls' reformatory until the 1970s, and is now an open psychiatric residential treatment facility and a rehabilitation center, as well as a Gedenkstätte memorial and research center. Here, Gordon, with the help of the memorial's cofounder and director Gunnar Richter, recalls Breitenau's function as a place for the enclosure of "disobedient social subjects," developing "a kind of encyclopedia of the prisoner."

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ISBN-13: 9783775728904
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)

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