Insanity, Institutions, and Society, 1800-1914

Insanity, Institutions, and Society, 1800-1914

eBook - 1999
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Taylor & Francis Publishing
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.

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1999
ISBN: 9780203170687
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 328 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Melling, Joseph
Forsythe, Bill


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