Franco Basaglia, the revolutionary·The Italian Files
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F. Basaglia, L’istituzione negata, Baldini & Castoldi, Milano, 2013 (ed. orig. 1968)

F. Basaglia, Scritti 1953-1980, Il Saggiatore, Milano

J. Foot, The Man Who Closed the Asylums, Verso, London, 2015 (ed. it. La repubblica dei matti, Feltrinelli, Milano, 2017)

J. Foot, T. Burns, Basaglia's International Legacy: From Asylum to Community, Oxford University Press, Kettering, 2020

E. Goffman, Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates, Penguin, London, 2022 (ed. orig. 1961, ed. it. Asylums. Le istituzioni totali: i meccanismi dell'esclusione e della violenza, Einaudi, Torino, 2010)

M. Foucault, Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, Vintage, New York, 1988 (ed. orig. 1961, ed. it. Storia della follia nell’età classica, Rizzoli, Milano, 2011)

R. D. Laing, The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness, Penguin, London, 2010 (ed. orig. 1965, ed. it. L’io diviso, Einaudi, Torino, 2010)


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