A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta’s Eugenic by Claudia Malacrida

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By Claudia Malacrida

Utilizing infrequent interviews with former inmates and staff, institutional documentation, and governmental documents, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the darkish background of the therapy of “mentally faulty” youngsters and adults in twentieth-century Alberta. targeting the Michener Centre in crimson Deer, one of many final such amenities working in Canada,A designated Hell is a sobering account of the relationship among institutionalization and eugenics.

Malacrida explains how keeping apart the Michener Centre's citizens from their groups served as a sort of passive eugenics that complemented the lively eugenics software of the Alberta Eugenics Board. rather than receiving an schooling, inmates labored for very little pay – occasionally in houses and companies in crimson Deer – below the guise of vocational rehabilitation. The good fortune of this version led to large institutional progress, power crowding, and poor dwelling stipulations that integrated either regimen and notable abuse.

Combining the robust testimony of survivors with an in depth research of the institutional impulses at paintings on the Michener Centre,A certain Hell is vital examining for these drawn to the stressful previous and troubling way forward for the institutional therapy of individuals with disabilities.

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Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press.

All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015. University of Toronto Press. All rights reserved.

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