Lecture 16: Social Isolation

WHY PEOPLE NEED OTHER PEOPLE

The best way to introduce the importance of human interaction is to demonstrate the dire consequences resulting from social isolation. Human beings are wired to be social. We need other people. We need to interact. Without interaction, our own sense of self cannot develop in any meaningful way.

Resources

Davis K., (1947). Final Note on a Case of Extreme Isolation. American Journal of Sociology. 52 (5), 432-447.

Davis, K., (1940). Extreme Social Isolation of a Child. American Journal of Sociology. 45 (4), 554-565.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/12/heres-what-cia-interrogators-are-still-allowed-to-do/458076/

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/almost-addicted/201801/solitary-confinement-torture-pure-and-simple

https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/torture/fbi-interrogation-primer-encourages-prisoner-isolation

https://vault.fbi.gov/Legal%20Handbook%20for%20FBI%20Special%20Agents

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3494533

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/senate-report-cia-torture/sensory-deprivationsolitary-confinement

https://search.informit.org/doi/abs/10.3316/informit.638701007415032

https://www.thelancet.com/article/S0140-6736(20)30460-8/fulltext

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2017/06/21/victor-of-aveyron-a-feral-child-who-supposedly-lived-in-the-french-wilderness-until-he-was-12/

https://www.academia.edu/31037415/A_Special_Case_of_Philosophical_Reflection_about_the_Origin_of_language_Victor_the_Wild_Child_of_Aveyron

https://news.un.org/en/story/2011/10/392012-solitary-confinement-should-be-banned-most-cases-un-expert-says

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/almost-addicted/201801/solitary-confinement-torture-pure-and-simple

Graphics

https://guerrillaworldpress.wordpress.com/2014/11/28/can-tarzan-of-the-apes-survive-in-a-post-colonial-world/

http://brittanydupont.blogspot.com/2013/03/pecos-bill.html 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/642455803/atalanta-mama-bear

https://www.thecollector.com/epic-of-gilgamesh/

https://waeltarabieh.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_84.html

Shamhat and Enkidu

https://www.inlander.com/spokane/an-open-letter-to-tom-hanks-from-a-wilson/Content?oid=19576508

https://inews.co.uk/culture/film/cast-away-true-story-real-life-tales-survival-inspiration-tom-hanks-movie-netflix-944044

https://prabook.com/web/kingsley.davis/1696047

https://etherwave.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/biosocial-anthropology-sociobiology-social-biology-and-bio-social-science-some-thoughts-on-reductionism-and-distinctiveness/

http://daisyduke74.blogspot.com/2010/11/extreme-isolation-by-kingsley-davis.html 

https://theclio.com/entry/20589

https://www.history.com/news/6-famous-wild-children-from-history

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