Sex and Seclusion, Class and Custody (Clio Medica Series): Perspectives on Gender and Class in the History of British and Irish Psychiatry

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Largely dealing with the Victorian and Edwardian eras, with some discussion of more recent history, 11 papers explore issues of class and gender in British and Irish psychiatric practices and institutions. Andrews and Digby (both professors of history at Oxford Brookes U., UK) note that the papers usually explore the operations of class and gender in tandem, a characteristic that they believe sets this work apart from others that tend to focus on one or the other. Annotation ...
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Largely dealing with the Victorian and Edwardian eras, with some discussion of more recent history, 11 papers explore issues of class and gender in British and Irish psychiatric practices and institutions. Andrews and Digby (both professors of history at Oxford Brookes U., UK) note that the papers usually explore the operations of class and gender in tandem, a characteristic that they believe sets this work apart from others that tend to focus on one or the other. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9789042011762
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Clio Medica Ser.
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1
Notes on Contributors 3
1 Introduction: Gender and Class in the Historiography of British and Irish Psychiatry 7
2 Class, Gender and Madness in Eighteenth-Century Scotland 45
3 Gender and Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland 69
4 Class, Gender and Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Wales 95
5 'Embarrassed Circumstances': Gender, Poverty, and Insanity in the West Riding of England in the Early-Victorian Years 123
6 Delusions of Gender?: Lay Identification and Clinical Diagnosis of Insanity in Victorian England 149
7 Sex and Sensibility in Cultural History: The English Governess and the Lunatic Asylum, 1845-1914 177
8 The Female Patient Experience in Two Late-Nineteenth-Century Surrey Asylums 223
9 A Class Apart? Admissions to the Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum 1890-1910 249
10 'A Menace to the Good of Society': Class, Fertility, and the Feeble-Minded in Edwardian England 271
11 Class and Gender in Twentieth-Century British Psychiatry: Sehll-Shock and Psychopathic Disorder 295
Index of People and Places 323
Index of Subjects 329
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