The Resource The confinement of the insane : international perspectives, 1800-1965, edited by Roy Porter and David Wright

The confinement of the insane : international perspectives, 1800-1965, edited by Roy Porter and David Wright

Label
The confinement of the insane : international perspectives, 1800-1965
Title
The confinement of the insane
Title remainder
international perspectives, 1800-1965
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roy Porter and David Wright
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays explores the rise of the lunatic asylum, and the confinement of those deemed insane, in different national contexts during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is therefore the first truly international history of the mental hospital, and a landmark comparative study in the history of medicine
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.2/1/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC439
LC item number
.C737 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The confinement of the insane : international perspectives, 1800-1965, edited by Roy Porter and David Wright
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Insanity, institutions and society : the case of the Robben Island Lunatic Asylum, 1846-1910 / Harriet Deacon -- The confinement of the insane in Switzerland, 1900-1970 : Cery (Vaud) and Bel-Air (Geneva) asylums / Jacques Gasser and Geneviève Heller -- Family strategies and medical power : 'voluntary' committal in a Parisian asylum, 1876-1914 / Patricia E. Prestwich -- The confinement of the insane in Victorian Canada : the Hamilton and Toronto asylums, c. 1861-1891 / David Wright, James Moran and Sean Gouglas -- Passage to the asylum : the role of the police in committals of the insane in Victoria, Australia, 1848-1900 / Catharine Coleborne -- The Wittenauer Heilstätten in Berlin : a case record study of psychiatric patients in Germany, 1919-1960 / Andrea Dörries and Thomas Beddies -- Curative asylum, custodial hospital : the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum and State Hospital, 1828-1920 / Peter McCandless -- The state, family, and the insane in Japan, 1900-1945 / Akihito Suzuki -- The limits of psychiatric reform in Argentina, 1890-1946 / Jonathan D. Ablard -- Becoming mad in revolutionary Mexico : mentally ill patients at the General Insane Asylum, Mexico, 1910-1930 / Cristina Rivera-Garza -- Psychiatry and confinement in India / Sanjeev Jain -- Confinement and colonialism in Nigeria / Jonathan Sadowsky -- 'Ireland's crowded madhouses' : the institutional confinement of the insane in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Ireland / Elizabeth Malcolm -- The administration of insanity in England 1800 to 1870 / Elaine Murphy
Control code
ocm57182228
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 371 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511063435
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27307062
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57182228
  • acaebk0511063431

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