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No Asylum

State Psychiatric Repression in the Former USSR

No Asylum( )
Author: Oleszczuk, Thomas A.
Smith, Theresa C.
ISBN:978-1-349-13557-8
Publication Date:Jan 1996
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $99.99
Book Description:

No Asylum is a quantitative assessment of the incidence of state repression via the peculiar institution of forced psychiatric hospitalization of evidently healthy Soviet dissidents. The book explains who was targeted and why, as the State used psychiatry to attempt to deflect, defuse, discredit or destroy the multifaceted dissident movement. Although new detentions virtually ceased as the Union fragmented, it is too early to write an epitaph for psychiatric abuse: political use of...
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Book Details
Pages:290
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.424 Inches
Book Weight:0.856 Pounds



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