By Alison Bashford, Carolyn Strange
This booklet examines the coercive and legally sanctioned options of exclusion and segregation undertaken over the past centuries in a variety of contexts. The political and cultural historical past of this era increases a few questions on coercive exclusion. The essays during this assortment research why isolation has been this sort of chronic procedure in liberal and non-liberal countries, in colonial and post-colonial states and why practices of exclusion proliferated over the fashionable interval, accurately whilst felony and political techniques of 'freedom' have been invented. as well as delivering new views at the continuum of medico-penal websites of isolation from the asylum to the detention center, Isolation seems at much less famous websites, from leper villages to refugee camps to local reserves.
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These sensitivities seem to have been first manifested in the design of Wormwood Scrubs Prison in London, opened in 1884. As subsequent visitors confirmed, it was a prison whose surroundings had been beautified—now the architect’s task was not to design turrets, terrifying gargoyles and battlements but, instead, landscaped gardens, fountains and flower beds: a visitor might, for a moment, imagine he had arrived at a school or university college… At the background stands a fine chapel built in grey stone in the Norman style.