Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

by Bill Forsythe
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415184410
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.94(d)

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