Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A Social History of Madness in Comparative Perspective by Bill ForsytheInsanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A Social History of Madness in Comparative Perspective by Bill Forsythe

Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A Social History of Madness in Comparative…

EditorBill Forsythe, Joseph Melling

Hardcover | June 21, 1999

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This 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.
Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914
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Title:Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914: A Social History of Madness in Comparative…Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.2 inPublished:June 21, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041518441X

ISBN - 13:9780415184410

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Table of Contents

Len Smith, Birmingham;Peter Bartlett, Nottingham University;Pamela MichaelandDavid Hirst, both at University of Wales, Bangor;David Wright, Nottingham University;Waltraud Ernst, Southampton University;Andrew Scull, University of California;Bill Forsythe,Richard AdairandJo Mellingall at Exeter University;Shula Marks, SOAS, University of London;Oonagh Wa;sh, University of Aberdeen;Lorraine Walsh;Jonathan Andrews, Oxford Brookes University;Akihito Suzuki, University of Tokyo;Hilary Marland, University of Warwick.

From Our Editors

Through studies from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, India and South Africa, this book provides a collection of debates on the growth of institutional care during the 19th and 20th centuries. Reflecting on the social and cultural history of insanity, Bill Forsythe and Joseph Melling use an English model to investigate the importance of ethnicity, race, gender and political and cultural factors. Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914 also evaluates the history of colonial medicine.

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..."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."