Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century

Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century

by Janet Miron


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802095138
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 04/30/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Janet Miron is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Trent University.

Table of Contents

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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

6. To Avoid Exposure and Publicity: Opposition to Visiting

7. Behind Closed Doors: The Changing Relationship between Custodial Institutions and Society




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Akihito Suzuki

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, how officials promoted asylum tourism to the general public, and how inmates themselves viewed these practices. Overall, Prisons, Asylums, and the Public is a well researched and valuable cultural history.

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