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|Author||: Anthony Ryan Hatch|
|Publsiher||: U of Minnesota Press|
|Total Pages||: 184|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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A critical investigation into the use of psychotropic drugs to pacify and control inmates and other captives in the vast U.S. prison, military, and welfare systems For at least four decades, U.S. prisons and jails have aggressively turned to psychotropic drugs—antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedatives, and tranquilizers—to silence inmates, whether or not they have been diagnosed with mental illnesses. In Silent Cells, Anthony Ryan Hatch demonstrates that the pervasive use of psychotropic drugs has not only defined and enabled mass incarceration but has also become central to other forms of captivity, including foster homes, military and immigrant detention centers, and nursing homes. Silent Cells shows how, in shockingly large numbers, federal, state, and local governments and government-authorized private agencies pacify people with drugs, uncovering patterns of institutional violence that threaten basic human and civil rights. Drawing on publicly available records, Hatch unearths the coercive ways that psychotropics serve to manufacture compliance and docility, practices hidden behind layers of state secrecy, medical complicity, and corporate profiteering. Psychotropics, Hatch shows, are integral to “technocorrectional” policies devised to minimize public costs and increase the private profitability of mass captivity while guaranteeing public safety and national security. This broad indictment of psychotropics is therefore animated by a radical counterfactual question: would incarceration on the scale practiced in the United States even be possible without psychotropics?
The Silent Cells
|Author||: Gayle Katz|
|Publsiher||: In Your Face Publishers|
|Total Pages||: 135|
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Resources are running low. People are desperate. Crime is on the rise. But Dolores is innocent. Dolores Marchione is living in hell. No parents. No job. And barely enough to eat. But when she’s torn from her home in the middle of the night and wrongly convicted of a crime, she is beyond terrified. Being held against her will and helpless to save herself, she doesn’t know how she’ll survive. Abandoned in a freakish new place, Dolores struggles to stay alive until she can prove her innocence. Along with other wrongly convicted or reformed inmates, she crafts a plan to escape... Can she find her way out of lockup and the corrupt system that put her there? The Silent Cells is a gripping psychological horror novel. If you like dystopian worlds, sinister bad guys, and a secret you won’t see coming, you’ll love Gayle Katz’s gritty page-turner. Join Dolores as she fights for her life in The Silent Cells!
Dynamical Systems PDEs and Networks for Biomedical Applications Mathematical Modeling Analysis and Simulations
|Author||: André H. Erhardt,Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova,Glenn Terje Lines,Erik Andreas Martens|
|Publsiher||: Frontiers Media SA|
|Total Pages||: 209|
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Neural Information Processing
|Author||: Chu Kiong Loo,Yap Keem Siah,Kok Wai Wong,Andrew Teoh Beng Jin,Kaizhu Huang|
|Total Pages||: 635|
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The three volume set LNCS 8834, LNCS 8835, and LNCS 8836 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP 2014, held in Kuching, Malaysia, in November 2014. The 231 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 375 submissions. The selected papers cover major topics of theoretical research, empirical study, and applications of neural information processing research. The 3 volumes represent topical sections containing articles on cognitive science, neural networks and learning systems, theory and design, applications, kernel and statistical methods, evolutionary computation and hybrid intelligent systems, signal and image processing, and special sessions intelligent systems for supporting decision, making processes, theories and applications, cognitive robotics, and learning systems for social network and web mining.
The Silent Fringe
|Author||: R J Theodore|
|Publsiher||: Robot Dinosaur Press|
|Total Pages||: 200|
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The suspenseful sequel to The Bantam is here! An engineering failure has left Ehli stranded between the layers of reality. Her only companion is BEETL—a scarab drone programmed to terminate any iscillian who endangers the ship. Ehli definitely qualifies. She must repair the ship’s disabled gate drive to free them from dimspace. But once she does, will she be free to search for her homeworld, or will BEETL’s deadly protocols activate the moment she fails to set course for an impound dock? When Ehli inadvertently involves another iscillian in her trouble, it’s not just her own life she’s risking. The rebellious engineer must solve both moral and technical quandaries before she destroys another crew.
Living Silence in Burma
|Author||: Christina Fink|
|Publsiher||: Zed Books Ltd.|
|Total Pages||: 285|
|Genre||: Business & Economics|
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Eight years after the first edition of this insightful and highly regarded book, Burma remains one of the most troubled nations in Southeast Asia. While other countries have democratized and prospered, Burma is governed by a repressive military dictatorship and is the second largest producer of heroin in the world. In this exceptionally readable yet scholarly account of Burma today, Christina Fink gives a moving and insightful picture of what life under military rule is like. Through the extensive interviews conducted inside and outside the country, we begin to understand Burma's political and domestic situation and a comprehensive understanding of why military rule has lasted so long. This significantly revised new edition includes material taking the reader up to present day action and accounts, including the impacts of the dramatic 2007 monks' demonstrations, which were coordinated with former student activists and members of Aung San Suu Kyi's party. The book explores the regime's continued attempts to weaken and divide the democratic movement and the ethnic nationalist organizations and explains how the democratic movement and ethnic groups have sought to achieve their goals; in part, by working more closely together.
A Book of Silence
|Author||: Sara Maitland|
|Publsiher||: Granta Books|
|Total Pages||: 274|
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A deeply thoughtful, honest and illuminating memoir about a phenomenon too often neglected in the contemporary world.
The Silent Twins
|Author||: Marjorie Wallace|
|Publsiher||: Random House|
|Total Pages||: 307|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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The astounding true story behind the major new motion picture starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance, with a new epilogue from the author 'A compelling and tragic story' Mail on Sunday When identical twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons were three they began to reject communication with anyone but each other, and so began a childhood bound together in a strange and secret world. As they grew up, love and hate united to push them to the extreme margins of society and, following a five week spree of vandalism and arson, the silent twins were sentenced to a gruelling twelve-year detention in Broadmoor. Award-winning investigative journalist Marjorie Wallace delves into the twins' silent world, revealing their genius, alienation and the mystic bond by which the extremes of good and evil ended in possession and death. 'Breathtaking' Independent 'Extraordinary' Oliver Sacks, New York Times Review of Books