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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...

  • Mental Illness and Learning Disability Since 1850by Pamela Dale; Joseph Melling

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Taking forward the debate on the role and power of institutions for treating and incarcerating the insane, this volume challenges recent scholarship and focuses on a wide range of factors impacting on the care and confinement of the insane since 1850, including such things as the community, Poor Law authorities, local government and the voluntary... more...

  • Dangerous Tradeby Christopher Sellers; Joseph Melling

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 30.95

    From anthrax to asbestos to pesticides, industrial toxins and pollutants have troubled the world for the past century and longer. Environmental hazards from industry remain one of the world's foremost killers. Dangerous Trade  establishes historical groundwork for a better understanding of how and why these hazards continue to threaten our... more...

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