By Alison Bashford,Carolyn Strange

This publication examines the coercive and legally sanctioned techniques 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 couple of questions about coercive exclusion. The essays during this assortment study why isolation has been the sort of power method in liberal and non-liberal countries, in colonial and post-colonial states and why practices of exclusion proliferated over the trendy interval, accurately while 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 reformatory, Isolation seems at much less recognized websites, from leper villages to refugee camps to local reserves.

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