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

By Claudia Malacrida

Utilizing infrequent interviews with former inmates and staff, institutional documentation, and governmental files, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the darkish historical past of the remedy of “mentally faulty” teenagers and adults in twentieth-century Alberta. targeting the Michener Centre in crimson Deer, one of many final such amenities working in Canada,A distinctive 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 application of the Alberta Eugenics Board. rather than receiving an schooling, inmates labored for very little pay – occasionally in houses and companies in pink Deer – below the guise of vocational rehabilitation. The luck of this version led to large institutional development, power crowding, and bad dwelling stipulations that integrated either regimen and remarkable abuse.

Combining the strong testimony of survivors with a close research of the institutional impulses at paintings on the Michener Centre,A targeted Hell is key analyzing for these drawn to the stressful previous and troubling way forward for the institutional remedy of individuals with disabilities.

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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.

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. Malacrida, Claudia. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto, ON, CAN: University of Toronto Press, 2015. ProQuest ebrary. Web.

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