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Asylum

By Madeleine Roux
  • ISBN Code: : 0062220985
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm. The dorm was formerly a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on at Brookline . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary asylum, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried. Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Don't miss any of the books in the Asylum series, or Madeleine Roux's shivery fantasy series, House of Furies!

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Asylum

By Quan Barry
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Book Code : 0822979314
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 467
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Winner of the 2000 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize 2002 finalist in poetry, Society of Midland Authors Quan Barry’s stunning debut collection has been compared to Sylvia Plath’s Ariel for the startling complexity of craft and the original sophisticated vision behind it. In these poems beauty is just as likely to be discovered on a radioactive atoll as in the existential questions raised by The Matrix. Asylum is a work concerned with giving voice to the displaced—both real and fictional. In "some refrains Sam would have played had he been asked" the piano player from Casablanca is fleshed out in ways the film didn’t allow. Steven Seagal, Yukio Mishima, Tituba of the Salem Witch Trials, and eighteenth-century black poet Phillis Wheatley also populate these poems. Barry engages with the world—the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, the legacy of the Vietnam war—but also tackles the broad meditative question of the individual’s existence in relation to a higher truth, whether examining rituals or questioning, "Where is it written that we should want to be saved?" Ultimately, Asylum finds a haven by not looking away.

The Asylum

By Simon Doonan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101594217
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 499
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After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious collection of autobiographical essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity. Doonan has witnessed models unable to work for fear of ghosts, gone deep-sea fishing with a couturier pal and his jailbird companion, and watched Anna Wintour remain perfectly calm while the ceiling fell—literally—in the middle of Fashion Week. Once you start looking, he says, you’ll notice telltale signs of lunacy everywhere. Style insiders see patterns and trends in everything; they suffer from outsize personality disorders and delusions of grandeur; and of course, they have a predilection for theatrical makeup and artfully destroyed clothing. No one is more suited to the asylum than the truly die-hard fashionista—after all, eccentricity and extremism are the foundations of great style. With his gimlet eye for the absurd and a love for eccentricity, Doonan’s personal and professional stories never fail to entertain. “The David Sedaris of the style universe” (The Boston Globe) gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat—but always fabulous—fashion world, and proves himself one of the sharpest humorists writing today.

Asylum

By Jack Adams
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  • Publisher : Next Chapter
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 574
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Ten-year-old best friends, Nathan and Adam, really liked Joe. He was their friend, an artist, the man they spoke to through the wire fence of the lunatic asylum. But something happened behind those walls, in those rooms, on the grounds, at the river. Joe sketched it all – fine lines, truth in the negative space, truth in the pencil strokes. And then, he was gone. Twenty years later, Nathan and Adam receive a letter. But can they find what's hiding between the lines?

Asylum

By Lola Haskins
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Book Code : 0822986744
  • Total of Pages : 87
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 408
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Asylum presents the kind of journey John Clare might have taken in 1841 if, when he escaped the madhouse, he'd been traveling in his head rather than on his feet. Lola Haskins starts out with as little sense of direction as Clare had, and yet, after wandering all over the map, she too finally reaches her destination. The four sections in this book are where she rests for the night. The first looks tenderly at the cycle of human life. The second renders the world around her as if she were painting it. By the third, having lost her way, she turns to the supernatural and in the process is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. The book ends as she finds it again and arrives in her dear north-west England, having learned from John Clare that she “can be homeless at home and half-gratified to find I can be happy anywhere.”

Asylum

By Kit Bladegrave
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : N.a
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Mysterious dragons. Hot demons. Fierce witches. Powerful shifters. Enigmatic elves. Secret councils. Forbidden alliances. The Dragon Reign Saga is just starting. Tristan’s a wolf shifter practically held prisoner by his position as king of his lands. He’s helped the dragon shifters defeat evil, but isn’t even allowed to roam his lands freely. Now his friends Kate and Craig, the Vindicar and the Demon King are missing, and their psychic link, Forrest can’t feel them. Tristan is on a mission to find them, until a mysterious redhead crosses his path. Beware: Cliffhangers, violence can be found in this serial series of swicked action-packed fantasy, hot dragons, and fierce witches.

Asylum Denied

By David Ngaruri Kenney,Philip Schrag
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520934725
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 134
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Asylum Denied is the gripping story of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney's harrowing odyssey through the world of immigration processing in the United States. Kenney, while living in his native Kenya, led a boycott to protest his government's treatment of his fellow farmers. He was subsequently arrested and taken into the forest to be executed. This book, told by Kenney and his lawyer Philip G. Schrag from Kenney's own perspective, tells of his near-murder, imprisonment, and torture in Kenya; his remarkable escape to the United States; and the obstacle course of ordeals and proceedings he faced as U.S. government agencies sought to deport him to Kenya. A story of courage, love, perseverance, and legal strategy, Asylum Denied brings to life the human costs associated with our immigration laws and suggests reforms that are desperately needed to help other victims of human rights violations.

Asylum

By Andre Alexis
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 077100804X
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 739
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Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.

The Asylum

By Nathan Dylan Goodwin
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  • Publisher : Nathan Dylan Goodwin
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 604
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The job presented to forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier, ought to have been simple and easy. But the surprise discovery of an additional marriage to his client’s father leads Morton on an enquiry, revolving around a mysterious death in the county asylum. Requiring his various investigative genealogical skills, Morton must work to unravel this complex eighty-year-old secret and finally reveal the truth to his client. This is the first story in the Morton Farrier genealogical crime mystery series. There are a further eight stories in this series: Hiding the Past The Lost Ancestor The Orange Lilies The America Ground The Spyglass File The Missing Man The Suffragette’s Secret The Wicked Trade The Sterling Affair Morton in Lockdown (Online Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Story) Praise for the Forensic Genealogist series: ‘Hiding the Past is a suspenseful, fast-paced mystery novel, in which the hero is drawn into an intrigue that spans from World War II to the present, with twists and turns along the way. The writing is smooth and the story keeps moving along so that I found it difficult to put down’ The Archivist ‘The Lost Ancestor is fast-paced, not plodding, and does well building mystery… The author’s depictions of scenes and places are vivid; the characters are interesting and intriguing. In toggling back and forth from past to present, Goodwin shows how the deeds of long-dead ancestors are haunting their descendants’ GenealogyMagazine.com ‘The Orange Lilies sees Morton for once investigating his own tree (and about time too!). Moving smoothly between Christmas 1914 and Christmas 2014, the author weaves an intriguing tale with more than a few twists - several times I thought I'd figured it all out, but each time there was a surprise waiting in the next chapter... Thoroughly recommended - and I can't wait for the next novel’ Lost Cousins ‘As in the earlier novels, each chapter slips smoothly from past to present, revealing murderous events as the likeable Morton uncovers evidence in the present, while trying to solve the mystery of his own paternity. Packed once more with glorious detail of records familiar to family historians, The America Ground is a delightfully pacey read’ Family Tree ‘Author Nathan Dylan Goodwin has given students of the Second World War, and avid family historians another great genealogical read in The Spyglass File’ Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter ‘Nathan Dylan Goodwin has once again written a thrilling page turner in his latest book The Missing Man... Definitely a must read in the latest series of Morton Farrier, the Forensic Genealogist’ Baytown Genealogy Society ‘I can thoroughly recommend this book, which is a superior example of its genre. It is an ideal purchase for anyone with an interest in reading thrillers and in family history studies. I look forward to the next instalment of Morton Farrier’s quest!’ Waltham Forest FHS

The Asylum

By John Harwood
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0544003292
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 521
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In this “deliciously spooky” Victorian Gothic, a woman’s past could be the death of her—if she can remember it (The New York Times Book Review). Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a remote asylum in England, with no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle. The reply is chilling: Georgina Ferrars is safe at home with him in London. Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle’s house? Which woman is the imposter? From a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of the asylum, the perilous quest for answers draws Georgina only deeper into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival, and her sanity, depend. “Redolent with a sense of foreboding . . . A splendid read!” —Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice “Readers are guaranteed a thoroughly diverting time in Harwood’s not-to-be-trusted hands.” —The Independent “Harwood, master of creeping Victorian horror, does it again. . . . Twisted in every sense of the word.” —Booklist

Asylum

By Rachel Anderson
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  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444905112
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 201
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Set in an about-to-be-demolished high-rise block of flats, various characters have arrived from a variety of situations; their lives and their stories, interweave, change and affect each other, and travel towards deeply moving, often funny, happy and painful outcomes. At the core of the story are two asylum seekers: All fifteen-year-old Sunday wanted was a country that was democratic and respectful of human life. All eight-year-old Rosa wanted was somewhere safe, away from the bad things of the past. Through their eyes, ideas of Britain> and belonging are explored. Moving, thoughtful, outstanding and unforgettable.

Asylum

By Tamera Lawrence
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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 150923523X
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 650
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Like all children living at Rose Hill Asylum, Kyle Hampton wanted freedom from the abusive staff and violent residents. When at nine he was adopted into a loving family, he left his younger brother behind and didn't look back. Twenty-eight years later, his choices have returned to haunt him. Now a family man, Kyle has hidden his true childhood from his wife, only to stir up the past when, as a lark, he revisits the underground tunnels and the abandoned asylum with a friend. A dark figure wants revenge and emerges ready to destroy Kyle and everyone he loves. But Kyle isn't going down without a fight—he's played in the shadows before. Will his childhood, rooted in terror, be what saves him?

Asylum: A Gay Dachau

By Leo Ray Ingle, M.D.
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1483433072
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It is December 1949 as the California Senate convenes for a Special Session. On the table is a proposal for a new maximum security hospital intended to institutionalize sexual psychopaths. Five years later, Atascadero State Hospital opens amid much confusion between pedophilia and homosexuality. As one gay patient after another is committed in an attempt to reform them, Atascadero State Hospital is named “The Gay Dachau” in the San Francisco press. An LAPD detective and his crew bait individual gays, mostly in the Hollywood Hills, round them up and send them to the hospital, where among others, Dr.Peter Soligos, self-professed homosexual hater, treats them with aversive methods. But when psychiatrist Dr. Paul Lindner visits the hospital in search of a missing gay man, he discovers the horrifying conditions inside Atascadero State Hospital. In this compelling novel, a courageous whistleblower forever changes the destinies of innocent California homosexuals and the future of the hospital.

The Discovery of the Asylum

By David J. Rothman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351483641
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : History
  • Members : 213
  • Pdf File: the-discovery-of-the-asylum.pdf

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This is a masterful effort to recognize and place the prison and asylums in their social contexts. Rothman shows that the complexity of their history can be unraveled and usefully interpreted. By identifying the salient influences that converged in the tumultuous 1820s and 1830s that led to a particular ideology in the development of prisons and asylums, Rothman provides a compelling argument that is historically informed and socially instructive. He weaves a comprehensive story that sets forth and portrays a series of interrelated events, influences, and circumstances that are shown to be connected to the development of prisons and asylums. Rothman demonstrates that meaningful historical interpretation must be based upon not one but a series of historical events and circumstances, their connections and ultimate consequences. Thus, the history of prisons and asylums in the youthful United States is revealed to be complex but not so complex that it cannot be disentangled, described, understood, and applied.This reissue of a classic study addresses a core concern of social historians and criminal justice professionals: Why in the early nineteenth century did a single generation of Americans resort for the first time to institutional care for its convicts, mentally ill, juvenile delinquents, orphans, and adult poor? Rothman's compelling analysis links this phenomenon to a desperate effort by democratic society to instill a new social order as it perceived the loosening of family, church, and community bonds. As debate persists on the wisdom and effectiveness of these inherited solutions, The Discovery of the Asylum offers a fascinating reflection on our past as well as a source of inspiration for a new century of students and professionals in criminal justice, corrections, social history, and law enforcement.

The discovery of the asylum

By David J. Rothman
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 0202365530
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Asylums
  • Members : 123
  • Pdf File: the-discovery-of-the-asylum.pdf

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The Last Asylum

By Barbara Taylor
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  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Book Code : 014319321X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 752
  • Pdf File: the-last-asylum.pdf

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In July 1988, Canadian-born historian Barbara Taylor was admitted to Friern Hospital, a once-notorious asylum for the insane. Her journey there began when, overwhelmed by anxiety as she completed her doctoral studies in London, England, she found relief by dosing herself with alcohol and tranquillizers. She then embarked on what would turn out to be a decades- long psychoanalysis. The analysis dredged up acutely painful memories of an unhappy and confusing childhood back in Saskatoon. As Taylor struggled to cope with these, she would twice be re-admitted to Friern. She took refuge in day-care institutions and a psychiatric hostel, all the while continuing her therapy, which eventually put her on the road to recovery. This searingly honest, beautifully written memoir is the narrative of the author’s madness years, set inside the wider story of our treatment of psychiatric illness: from the great age of asylums to the current era of community care, ‘Big Pharma’, and quick fixes. It is a meditation on her own experience as well as that of millions of others – both in Europe and in North America – who have suffered, are suffering, and will suffer from mental illness.

The Last Asylum

By Barbara Taylor
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141966904
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 383
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The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's haunting memoir of her journey through the UK mental health system. A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK SHORTLISTED FOR THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE In July 1988, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, was admitted to what had once been England's largest psychiatric institution: Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum, later known as Friern Hospital. This searingly honest, thought-provoking and beautifully written memoir is the story of the author's madness years, set inside the wider story of the death of the asylum system in the twentieth century. It is a meditation on her own experience of breakdown and healing, but also that of the millions of other people who have suffered, are suffering, will suffer mental illness. 'Personal story, psychoanalytic process, the experience of madness, the feel of being an inpatient in the last days of Friern, the history of the asylum . . . A beautiful memoir, engrossing' Independent 'Moving, brave and intelligent' Susan Hill, The Times 'Dazzling. A great achievement, full of life and hope' Sunday Telegraph Barbara Taylor's previous books include an award-winning study of nineteenth-century socialist feminism, Eve and the New Jerusalem; an intellectual biography of the pioneer feminist Mary Wollstonecraft; and On Kindness, a defence of fellow feeling co-written with the psychoanalyst Adam Phillips. She is a longstanding editor of the leading history journal, History Workshop Journal, and a director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. She teaches History and English at Queen Mary University of London.

Diplomatic Asylum

By Laura Hughes-Gerber
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030730468
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: diplomatic-asylum.pdf

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Following the vexed codification attempts of the International Law Commission and the relevant jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, this book addresses the permissibility of the practice of diplomatic asylum under general international law. In the light of a wealth of recent practice, most prominently the case of Julian Assange, the main objective of this book is to ascertain whether or not the practice of granting asylum within the premises of the diplomatic mission finds foundation under general international law. In doing so, it explores the legal framework of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961, the regional treaty framework of Latin America, customary international law, and a possible legal basis for the practice on the basis of humanitarian considerations. In cases where the practice takes place without a legal basis, this book aims to contribute to bridging the legal lacuna created by the rigid nature of international diplomatic law with the absolute nature of the inviolability of the mission premises facilitating the continuation of the practice of diplomatic asylum even where it is without legal foundation. It does so by proposing solutions to the problem of diplomatic asylum. This book also aims to establish the extent to which international law relating to diplomatic asylum may presently find itself within a period of transformation indicative of both a change in the nature of the practice as well as exploring whether recent notions of humanity are superseding the traditional fundaments of the international legal system in this regard.

Between Exile and Asylum

By P. Matvejevic
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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Book Code : 9789639241855
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : History
  • Members : 797
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"A collection of letters, written by a most extraordinary and yet typical representative of the East European intelligentsia, sent from Moscow, Mostar, and more recently Paris and Rome, where the author has lived since leaving war-torn Bosnia." "Matvejevic first went to the USSR in 1972, as a guest of the Writers' Union, and described to his father the land that Matvejevic senior had not seen since leaving Odessa in 1921 (and that he would never see again in his lifetime). He chronicles the dissolution of the USSR, its final twenty years of existence, from the unique vantage point of a semi-insider - a half-Russian, non-aligned (Yugoslav) dissident intellectual rooted in the public debates and artistic life of both Western, Eastern and Central Europe. This story, moreover, parallels the simultaneous dissolution of Yugoslavia, to which the narrator refers increasingly as the book nears its end."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #5: The Asylum

By L. J. Smith,Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062113976
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: the-vampire-diaries.pdf

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The fifth book in the New York Times bestselling series by L.J. Smith. The Asylum is the fifth book in L.J. Smith’s bestselling Stefan’s Diaries series, which reveals the backstory of brothers Stefan and Damon from The Vampire Diaries series. This digital edition features cover artwork from the hit CW TV series The Vampire Diaries, starring Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder. Trust has never come easily to Stefan and Damon, but now that Samuel—a vampire from Katherine’s past bent on revenge—is determined to ruin their lives, the Salvatores must join forces to defeat their foe. Samuel has already ruined Stefan’s chances at a normal life, and now he’s framing Damon for the Jack the Ripper murders, too. With the help of Cora, a human girl, Stefan and Damon track Samuel from the glittering ballrooms of London to the city’s asylum, which Samuel uses for his own nefarious purposes. However, while finding Samuel is easy, Damon and Stefan quickly learn that stopping him may be nearly impossible. Full of dark shadows and surprising twists, the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling Stefan’s Diaries series raises the stakes for the Salvatore brothers as they face new loves, old treacheries, and unimaginable threats. Fans of L. J. Smith’s New York Times bestselling Vampire Diaries series as well as the hit television show won’t be able to put the latest Salvatore adventure down.

Asylum

By Hugo Thal
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1403333769
  • Total of Pages : 161
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 671
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Life is cheap and insecure in a country where personal freedom is handed out by an oppressive government to a privileged few. During the infamous Apartheid era in South Africa, an occasional white voice was heard speaking out on behalf of the persecuted black population. However, such opposition to a brutal regime often drew harsh reprisals. This is the story of one white man who lived in a rural backwater where there was no place to hide from the consequences of his opposition to racial injustice, the price he paid and the odyssey in his harrowing quest for asylum in the United States.

Safe Third Countries

By Sandra Lavenex
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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Book Code : 9789639116443
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 995
  • Pdf File: safe-third-countries.pdf

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A charming book of Christmas Short Stories with colorful characters you will enjoy meeting:Sillie Millie learned from Polly the pill bug and Alex the armadillo how to outwit the Cat.Bunnie invents a new way to fool Bip, the pestering monkey, and her roaring friend Lion.Can Santa fix the hole in Frickey's heart?Where else but Oddville would you find a weird looking bellowing Santa with kids lined up for blocks?Enjoy these and look forward to Once Upon a Storytime at Christmas - 3!

Asylum of the Ancient Ones

By H.P. Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum
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  • Publisher : Black Bed Sheet Books
  • Book Code : 0692695362
  • Total of Pages : 434
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: asylum-of-the-ancient-ones.pdf

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Not long ago, some extremely devoted H.P. Lovecraft fans called themselves the H.P. Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum, and soon some became many. Eventually they crafted a unique anthology from poets, authors, and artists. Editor/contributor Dawn M. Matthews wove them into one cohesive story that takes place in an asylum. The tales are told by the patients with a wraparound story that works it into the main story , hence creating a terrifying read. The asylum is not ordinary,, of course. Its main goal is to bring the Old Ones back to this dimension and wake Cthulhu (though not in a way that you might think). The result is what you hold here in your hands, which presents not only an amazing and original achievement in Lovecraft lore from yet unsung brilliant minds and fervent genre enthusiasts, but a satisfying collective thriller but beware upon reading this: you WILL fear the Ancient Ones….

Social Work with Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

By Rachel Larkin,Lauren Wroe,Reima Ana Maglajlic
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1784506745
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: social-work-with-refugees-asylum-seekers-and-migrants.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mass-migration, conflict and poverty are now persistent features of our globalised world. This reference book for social workers and service providers offers constructive ideas for practice within an inter-disciplinary framework. Each chapter speaks to a skill and knowledge area that is key to this work, bringing together myriad voices from across disciplines, interspersed with the vital perspectives of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants themselves. The book discusses the specific challenges faced when working in the community, and where people have suffered torture, in the context of social work practiced from an ethical value-base. Staying up to date with the latest developments in policy; and addressing key specific skills needed to work with people affected by borders, this book is a valuable resource for both practitioners and students.

A new health and care system

By Fox, Alex
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1447341759
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: a-new-health-and-care-system.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How do we find sustainable and human ways to care for people with long-term needs? This book reveals the ways in which public services squander the potential of people with long term support needs and the creativity and caring capacity of front line workers. Drawing on the ethos, practices and economics of human focused initiatives such as Shared Lives, this book outlines a new model for public services to replace the ‘invisible asylum.’ This approach, focused on achieving and maintaining wellbeing, rather than on reacting to crisis or attempting to ‘fix’ people, would both ask of us and offer us more. Responsibilities, resources, and risks would be more fairly and transparently shared. The book offers steps which we all – citizens, front line services, and government – could take to achieve this vision.

Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

By Serena Trowbridge
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317318552
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 668
  • Pdf File: insanity-and-the-lunatic-asylum-in-the-nineteenth-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself – its architecture, funding and purpose – and at the experience of those who were sent there.

Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

By Thomas Knowles,Serena Trowbridge
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317318544
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: insanity-and-the-lunatic-asylum-in-the-nineteenth-century.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself – its architecture, funding and purpose – and at the experience of those who were sent there.

The Language of Asylum

By Steven Kirkwood,Simon Goodman,Chris McVittie,Andy McKinlay
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137461160
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: the-language-of-asylum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The early part of the 21st century has been marked by widespread social upheaval and geographical displacement of people. This book examines how refugees, asylum-seekers, locals and professional refugee workers make sense of asylum and refuge in the context of current UK asylum policies.

Seeking Asylum

By Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Book Code : 1743822189
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: seeking-asylum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The voices Australia should hear This beautifully illustrated book captures the stories of those who have lived the experience of seeking asylum. In their own voices, contributors share how they came to be in Australia, and explore diverse aspects of their lives: growing up in a refugee camp, studying for a PhD, changing attitudes through soccer, being a Muslim in a small country town, campaigning against racism, surviving detention, holding onto culture, dreaming of being reunited with family. There are stories of love, pain, injustice, achievement and everything in between. Accompanied by beautiful portrait photographs, they show the depth and diversity of people’s experience and trace the impact of Australia’s immigration policies. Seeking Asylum also includes a foreword by Liliana Maria and an essay by Abdul Karim Hekmat on the human, social and political impact of Australia’s treatment of people seeking asylum over the last fifty years. With an afterword by Kon Karapanagiotidis and supporting material demystifying Australia’s current policies from Julian Burnside, Seeking Asylum redefines assumptions about people who have sought asylum and inspires readers to take action to create a more welcoming Australia. 100% of the proceeds from Seeking Asylum: Our Stories will be reinvested by the ASRC to fund projects that build people’s capacity to tell their story in their own way and provide opportunities to amplify their voices. One area of investment will continue to be the ASRC’s Community Advocacy and Power Program (CAPP). The CAPP training program, offered nationally, provides participants with skills in advocacy, community organising / mobilising, public speaking and effective media engagement.

Handbook for Interpreters in Asylum Procedures

By UNHCR
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  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Book Code : 3732904423
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: handbook-for-interpreters-in-asylum-procedures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Interpreters play a crucial, yet often underestimated role in asylum interviews. They mediate between the asylum-seeker and the interviewer, who would not be able to communicate without the help of the interpreter. As it is often not possible for applicants to provide written evidence to substantiate their claims, their oral accounts of what has happened to them are usually the sole basis for an official’s decision and ultimately a pivotal point in the applicant’s life. Given the significant consequences of such decisions during the asylum procedure, interpreters carry a great deal of responsibility both in terms of their professional behaviour and with regard to the quality of interpretation. This handbook responds to the need for qualified interpreters in asylum procedures by offering a theoretical insight into a variety of topics relevant to interpreters in the asylum context, as well as activities and exercises enabling experiential and interactive learning. It is aimed both at interpreters in asylum procedures who have no formal training and trained interpreters who wish to specialise in the field. In addition, the handbook is intended for facilitators and trainers to use in face-to-face training courses. The handbook is also relevant to asylum authorities and interviewers, providing them with insights into and guidance in working with interpreters.

The Asylum Dance

By John Burnside
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446412261
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: the-asylum-dance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lucid, tender, and strangely troubling, the poems in The Asylum Dance - which won the Whitbread Prize for Poetry - are hymns to the tension between the sanctuary of home and the lure of escape. This is territory that Burnside has made his own: a domestic world threaded through with myth and longing, beyond which lies a no man's land - the 'somewhere in between' - of dusk or dawn, of mists or sudden light, where the epiphanies are. Using the framework of four long poems, 'Ports', 'Settlements', 'Fields' and 'Roads', the poet balances presence with absence; we are shown the homing instinct - felt in the blood and marrow - as a pull to refuge, simplicity, and a safe haven, while at the same time hearing the siren call from the world beyond: the thrilling expectancy of fairground or dancehall, the possibilities of the open road. With a confident open line and complete command of the language, John Burnside writes with grace, agility and profound philosophical purpose, confirming his position in the front rank of contemporary poetry.

LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective

By Arzu Güler,Maryna Shevtsova,Denise Venturi
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319919059
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 860
  • Pdf File: lgbti-asylum-seekers-and-refugees-from-a-legal-and-political-perspective.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book addresses the ‘three moments’ in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) asylum seekers’ and refugees’ efforts to secure protection: The reasons for their flight, the Refugee Status Determination process, and their integration into the host community once they are recognized refugee status.The first part discusses one of the most under-researched areas within the literature devoted to asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity, namely the reasons behind LGBTI persons’ flight. It investigates the motives that drive LGBTI persons to leave their countries of origin and seek sanctuary elsewhere, the actors of persecution, and the status quo of LGBTI rights. Accordingly, an intersectional approach is employed so as to offer a comprehensive picture of how a host of factors beyond sexual orientation/gender identity impact this crucial first stage of LGBTI asylum seekers’ journey.In turn, the second part explores the challenges that LGBTI asylum seekers face during the RSD process in countries of asylum. It first examines these countries’ interpretations and applications of the process in relation to the relevant UNHCR guidelines and questions the challenges including the dominance of Western conceptions and narratives of sexual identity in the asylum procedure, heterogeneous treatment concerning the definition of a particular social group, and the difficulties related to assessing one’s sexual orientation within the asylum procedure. It subsequently addresses the reasons for and potential solutions to these challenges.The last part of the book focuses on the integration of LGBTI refugees into the countries of asylum. It first seeks to identify and describe the protection gaps that LGBTI refugees are currently experiencing, before turning to the reasons and potential remedies for them.