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Against the Grain - July 2, 2014 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for July 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain

Incarceration is commonly understood as detention in prisons and jails. Liat Ben-Moshe argues that the term's meaning should be broadened to include confinement in places like psychiatric hospitals, mental institutions, and even nursing homes. Ben-Moshe discusses the trend toward deinstitutionalization, the position of people with disabilities in capitalist society, and what she calls the institution-industrial complex.

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