BeschreibungThis comprehensive collection provides a fascinating summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it looks at the significance of ethnicity, race and gender as well as the impact of political and cultural factors, throughout Britain and in a colonial context. It questions historically what it means to be mad and how, if at all, to care.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1. Accommodating madness: new research in the social history of insanity and institutions Joseph Melling Part I The English Experience of the county lunatic asylum 2. The county asylum in the mixed economy of care, 1808-1845 Leonard D. Smith 3. The asylum and the Poor Law: the productive alliance Peter Bartlett 4. Politics of lunacy: central state regulation and the Devon Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 1845-1914 Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling and Richard Adair 5. The discharge of pauper lunatics from county asylums in mid-Victorian England: the case of Buckinghamshire, 1853-1872 David Wright Part II Therapeutic regimes in the nineteenth century 6. Framing psychiatric subjectivity: doctor, patient and record-keeping at Bethlem in the nineteenth century Akihito Suzuki 7.'Destined to a perfect recovery': the confinement of puerperal insanity in the nineteenth century Hilary Marland Part III On the edge: the English model and national peripheries 8. Establishing the 'rule of kindness': the foundation of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh Pamela Michael and David Hirst 9.'The property of the whole community'. Charity and insanity in urban Scotland: the Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum, 1805-1850 Lorraine Walsh 10. Raising the tone of asylumdom: maintaining and expelling pauper lunatics at the Glasgow Royal Lunatic Asylum in the nineteenth century Jonathan Andrews 11. 'The designs of providence': race, religion and Irish insanity Oonagh Walsh Part IV The colonial vision 12. Out of sight and out of mind: insanity in early nineteenth-century British India Waltraud Ernst 13. '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 Part V Reflections 14. Rethinking the history of asylumdom Andrew Scull
PortraitInsanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914
Pressestimmen..."the collection represents a valuable contribution to the literature and will continue to provide reminders of the complexity that characterized the provision of care for the mentally ill in the nineteenth century.--Matthew Gambino, ISIS, 2001."
Untertitel: 'Studies in the Social History'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten