(Update: I  found some problems with this work. See my post here).

This book is out of print and copies sell for £500 on Amazon, so here it is. It needs to be out there and read, especially in the UK …

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  • […] I posted previously about “Psychiatry Inside out“, purportedly the only English translation of any of L’istituzione negata from the original Italian into English. But there are problems with this book. The main translation of Basaglia’s text is taken out of context. Examining the original Italian work shows a lengthy conversational piece prior to the excerpt used in Psychiatry Inside out. Even my rusty Italian and slightly better Spanish/Portuguese (in the Argentinian version of the book) can see that this is quite deliberate and intended to put the reader in the right position before Basaglia’s in depth piece. Supposedly there’s no English translation of L’istituzione negata. […]

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