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A special hell : institutional life in Alberta's eugenic years, Claudia Malacrida

Label
A special hell : institutional life in Alberta's eugenic years
Title
A special hell
Title remainder
institutional life in Alberta's eugenic years
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Malacrida
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Using rare interviews with former inmates and workers, institutional documentation, and governmental archives, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the dark history of the treatment of "mentally defective" children and adults at the Michener Centre in Red Deer, Alberta
Cataloging source
  • N$T
  • N$T
Dewey number
362.3/850971233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV3008.C32
LC item number
R43 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A special hell : institutional life in Alberta's eugenic years, Claudia Malacrida
Instantiates
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introducing the Michener Centre -- Institutionalization and Eugenics in Context -- Economics, Productivity, and Exploitation -- Compulsory Schooling and Social Exclusion -- Normalization and the Growth of the Professions -- Psychology/Psychiatry and Normalization -- Eugenics, Race Suicide, and Gendered Panics -- Sterilization and the Institutions -- Conclusion -- 2. Entering the Gulag, Leaving the World -- Eugenic Traits -- The Institutional Record -- Survivors' Eugenic Traits -- Survivors' Families' Eugenic Traits -- Institutionalization, Education, and Eugenics -- Going to Live at Michener -- Parental Abandonment -- Loss of Identity -- Family Life and Social Death -- 3. Dehumanization as a Way of Life -- Dehumanization and its Functions -- Space and Its Uses -- Segregation and Dehumanization -- Panopticism on the Wards -- Privacy and Hierarchy -- Hygiene and Dehumanization -- Time and Its Management -- Staffing and Time Management
  • The Effects of Time Management -- Sensory Deprivation -- Sensory Deprivation and Dehumanization -- Private Property and the Private Self -- Dehumanizing Recreation -- Conclusion -- 4. Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence -- Institutional Records on Ordinary Violence -- Ex-workers and Inmates Describe Ordinary Violence -- The Invisibility of Extraordinary Violence -- Staff Reporting and Extraordinary Violence -- Public Enquiry and Extraordinary Violence -- Survivor Stories of Extraordinary Violence -- Inmates and the Culture of Violence -- Institutionalized Violence -- The Side Rooms -- Side Rooms as Sites of Foucauldian Discipline -- The Side Room as a Space of Spectacle, Prevention, and Division -- Humiliation and the Gaze -- 5. Resisting the Institutional Order -- Weapons of the Weak -- Active Resistance -- Escape -- Death and Escape -- 6. Broken Promises: Education in the Institution -- Alberta's Educational Context -- Sense Training -- Regular School
  • The Schoolhouse -- School Curriculum -- Occupational Therapy and Training -- Vocational and Agricultural Training -- Conclusion -- 7. Training, Exploitation, and Community Dependency -- Utility and the Institution -- Economics, Productivity, and Exploitation -- Productivity within the Institution -- Contributing to the Community -- Education and Employment for Non-inmates -- Conclusion -- 8. Bad Medicine: Drugs, Research, and Ethics -- Medical Treatment and Care -- Dental Care -- (Over)Medication -- Medications as Means of Social Control -- Medical Research -- Consent -- 9. Eugenics and Sexuality -- The Context of the Sexual Sterilization Act in Alberta -- The Sexual Sterilization Act and Its Amendments -- Sterilization and IQ Testing -- Surveillance and Sterilization -- The Eugenics Board -- Survivors' Descriptions of Sterilization -- Sterilization and Sexuality -- Sterilization After-Effects -- Conclusion -- 10. But That's All in the Past, Isn't It? -- Implications for the Current Alberta Context -- Implications for the Broader Context
Control code
903489448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442620506
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt130fns9
  • cdd4e4c8-a3ff-411f-bec8-91d736cf1655
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
.b41323634
Label
A special hell : institutional life in Alberta's eugenic years, Claudia Malacrida
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introducing the Michener Centre -- Institutionalization and Eugenics in Context -- Economics, Productivity, and Exploitation -- Compulsory Schooling and Social Exclusion -- Normalization and the Growth of the Professions -- Psychology/Psychiatry and Normalization -- Eugenics, Race Suicide, and Gendered Panics -- Sterilization and the Institutions -- Conclusion -- 2. Entering the Gulag, Leaving the World -- Eugenic Traits -- The Institutional Record -- Survivors' Eugenic Traits -- Survivors' Families' Eugenic Traits -- Institutionalization, Education, and Eugenics -- Going to Live at Michener -- Parental Abandonment -- Loss of Identity -- Family Life and Social Death -- 3. Dehumanization as a Way of Life -- Dehumanization and its Functions -- Space and Its Uses -- Segregation and Dehumanization -- Panopticism on the Wards -- Privacy and Hierarchy -- Hygiene and Dehumanization -- Time and Its Management -- Staffing and Time Management
  • The Effects of Time Management -- Sensory Deprivation -- Sensory Deprivation and Dehumanization -- Private Property and the Private Self -- Dehumanizing Recreation -- Conclusion -- 4. Ordinary and Extraordinary Violence -- Institutional Records on Ordinary Violence -- Ex-workers and Inmates Describe Ordinary Violence -- The Invisibility of Extraordinary Violence -- Staff Reporting and Extraordinary Violence -- Public Enquiry and Extraordinary Violence -- Survivor Stories of Extraordinary Violence -- Inmates and the Culture of Violence -- Institutionalized Violence -- The Side Rooms -- Side Rooms as Sites of Foucauldian Discipline -- The Side Room as a Space of Spectacle, Prevention, and Division -- Humiliation and the Gaze -- 5. Resisting the Institutional Order -- Weapons of the Weak -- Active Resistance -- Escape -- Death and Escape -- 6. Broken Promises: Education in the Institution -- Alberta's Educational Context -- Sense Training -- Regular School
  • The Schoolhouse -- School Curriculum -- Occupational Therapy and Training -- Vocational and Agricultural Training -- Conclusion -- 7. Training, Exploitation, and Community Dependency -- Utility and the Institution -- Economics, Productivity, and Exploitation -- Productivity within the Institution -- Contributing to the Community -- Education and Employment for Non-inmates -- Conclusion -- 8. Bad Medicine: Drugs, Research, and Ethics -- Medical Treatment and Care -- Dental Care -- (Over)Medication -- Medications as Means of Social Control -- Medical Research -- Consent -- 9. Eugenics and Sexuality -- The Context of the Sexual Sterilization Act in Alberta -- The Sexual Sterilization Act and Its Amendments -- Sterilization and IQ Testing -- Surveillance and Sterilization -- The Eugenics Board -- Survivors' Descriptions of Sterilization -- Sterilization and Sexuality -- Sterilization After-Effects -- Conclusion -- 10. But That's All in the Past, Isn't It? -- Implications for the Current Alberta Context -- Implications for the Broader Context
Control code
903489448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442620506
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt130fns9
  • cdd4e4c8-a3ff-411f-bec8-91d736cf1655
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
.b41323634

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