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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 employees, institutional documentation, and governmental records, Claudia Malacrida illuminates the darkish background of the remedy of “mentally faulty” kids and adults in twentieth-century Alberta. targeting the Michener Centre in purple Deer, one of many final such amenities working in Canada,A detailed Hell is a sobering account of the relationship among institutionalization and eugenics.

Malacrida explains how setting 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 – lower than the guise of vocational rehabilitation. The good fortune of this version led to large institutional development, power crowding, and poor residing stipulations that incorporated either regimen and remarkable abuse.

Combining the robust testimony of survivors with an in depth research of the institutional impulses at paintings on the Michener Centre,A targeted Hell is key analyzing for these attracted to the demanding earlier and troubling way forward for the institutional remedy of individuals with disabilities.

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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. 25 June 2015. Copyright © 2015.

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. 26 June 2015. Copyright © 2015.

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