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    At last an author I know. I have found the "Age of..."historical books a good read and useful for construing the background in literary research.
    I also read by Erving Goffman Asylums, a major work about imprisonment:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asylums_(book)
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    Yes, I read Asylums way back, but yesterday I ordered a copy for myself.

    Hobsbawm wrote some good books. Primitive Rebels is worth reading, too. Another good author to read is E. P. Thompson. Britain has produced several good marxist writers in the past.

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    I read them mostly, when still at the university. Foucault is also a very original author but I suppose you know him already. Anyway:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault
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    Yes, I have heard of Foucault, but didn't realise he had such a broad perspective. Even on mental illness, sexual identities and social constructionism! I must read some of his work...Thanks for that tip Danik.

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    I also have the 4-volume work (in English) The Emigrants by Vilhelm Moberg. This is a great series (see links below). Read it a couple of times. Beautifully researched. The Swedish emigrations to America mostly ended up in Minnesota Territory in the 1850s or later. The state of Minnesota has even today many Swedish names. The state is rather like Sweden with its forests and numerous lakes. Karl Oscar and his wife Kristina were some of the earliest settlers.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Em...(novel_series)

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    Another book I have is E. P. Thompson (editor) Warwick University Ltd: industry, management and the Universities Penguin, 1970.

    I've always thought of this as the last gasp of 1960s radicalism. The National Deviancy Symposium was longer lasting, continuing until the mid-1970s. Critical criminology is, of course still with us, but its heyday is over.

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    https://posthegemony.wordpress.com/2...niversity-ltd/

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