Insanity, institutions, and society, 1800-1914 /

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Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 328 pages) : illustrations
Series:Studies in the social history of medicine
Studies in the social history of medicine.
Subject:Psychiatric hospital care -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social psychiatry -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Mental health laws -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Health.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Mental Illness.
MEDICAL -- Mental Health.
Mental health laws.
Psychiatric hospital care.
Social psychiatry.
United Kingdom.
Great Britain.
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Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Melling, Joseph.
Forsythe, Bill.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-318) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:A valuable guide to current work in the social and cultural history of insanity. It provides a comprehensive summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Other form:Print version: Insanity, institutions, and society, 1800-1914. London ; New York : Routledge, 1999 041518441X
Table of Contents:
  • Accommodating madness: new research in the social history of insanity and institutions / Joseph Melling
  • The county asylum in the mixed economy of care, 1880-1845 / Leonard D. Smith
  • The asylum and the poor law: the productive alliance / Peter Bartlett
  • Politics of lunacy: central state regulation and the Devon pauper lunatic asylum, 1845-1914 / Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling and Richard Adair
  • The discharge of pauper lunatics from county asylums in mid-Victorian England: the case of Buckinghamshire, 1853-1872 / David Wright
  • Framing psychiatric subjectivity: doctor, patient and record-keeping at Bethlem in the nineteenth century / Arkihito Suzuki
  • 'Destined to a perfect recovery': the confinement of perpetual insanity in the nineteenth century / Hilary Marland
  • Establishing the 'rule of kindness': the foundation of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh / Pamela Michael and David Hirst
  • 'The property of the whole community'. Charity and insanity in urban Scotland: the Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum, 1805-1850 / Lorraine Walsh
  • Raising the tone of asylumdom: maintaining and expelling pauper lunatics the Glasgow Royal asylum in the nineteenth century / Jonathan Andrews
  • "The designs of providence": race, religion and Irish insanity / OOnagh Walsh
  • Out of sight and out of mind: insanity in early-nineteenth-century British India / Waltraud Ernst
  • Every facility that modern science and enlightened humanity have devised: race and progress in a colonial hospital. Valkenberg Mental Asylum, Cape Colony, 1894-1910 / Shula Marks
  • Rethinking the history of asylumdom / Andrew Scull.