In this article, I present a reading of Erving Goffman’s book Asylums (1961), taking up some questions that emerged during the struggles against institutional violence. The aim is to consider a set of writings devoted to madness and mental hospitals, published in the 1960s and 1970s, to rethink the denial of institutional violence and contribute to a problematization of the present. In particular, the critical analyses produced within the Italian movement for psychiatric reform allow us to develop new lines of research, concerning diagnostic classifications, looping effects of “human kinds” and enduring practices of social control.
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