My shelfie… John Hall

Visiting Professor of Mental Health, and Senior Research Affiliate in the Centre for Medical Humanities, Oxford Brookes University

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Erving Goffman
I bought this book in 1966, the year I started clinical psychology training; it was a remarkably prescient buy, as I have continually referred to it, and have directed others to it. Goffman is often viewed as one of the original anti-psychiatrists, and this book has aged better than the others. It really is a collection of four essays, and the first and most


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