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  • Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914by Bill Forsythe; Joseph Melling

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    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.... more...

  • The Politics of Madnessby Joseph Melling; Bill Forsythe

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The discovery and treatment of insanity remains one of the most debated and discussed issues in social history. Focusing on the second half of the nineteenth century, The Politics of Madness provides a new perspective on this important topic, based on research drawn from both local and national material. Within a social and cultural history of... more...

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