Administrations Of Lunacy

by Mab Segrest
Administrations Of Lunacy
  • ISBN-13: 9781620972977
  • Author(s): Mab Segrest
  • Subject: Social services & welfare, criminology
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Imprint: The New Press
  • Publication Date: 14-04-2020
  • Format: h/b

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Today, 90 percent of psychiatric beds are located in jails and prisons across the United States, institutions that confine disproportionate numbers of African Americans. After more than a decade of research, the celebrated scholar and activist Mab Segrest locates the deep historical roots of this startling fact, turning her sights on a long-forgotten cauldron of racial ideology: the state mental asylum system in which psychiatry was born and whose influences extend into America's troubled present.
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Today, 90 percent of psychiatric beds are located in jails and prisons across the United States, institutions that confine disproportionate numbers of African Americans. After more than a decade of research, the celebrated scholar and activist Mab Segrest locates the deep historical roots of this startling fact, turning her sights on a long-forgotten cauldron of racial ideology: the state mental asylum system in which psychiatry was born and whose influences extend into America's troubled present.