Summary Book Review Idiocy, Imbecility and Insanity in Victorian Society by Stef Eastoe:
Download or read book Idiocy, Imbecility and Insanity in Victorian Society written by Stef Eastoe and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-02-19 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the understudied history of the so-called ‘incurables’ in the Victorian period, the people identified as idiots, imbeciles and the weak-minded, as opposed to those thought to have curable conditions. It focuses on Caterham, England’s first state imbecile asylum, and analyses its founding, purpose, character, and most importantly, its residents, innovatively recreating the biographies of these people. Created to relieve pressure on London’s overcrowded workhouses, Caterham opened in September 1870. It was originally intended as a long-stay institution for the chronic and incurable insane paupers of the metropolis, more commonly referred to as idiots and imbeciles. This purpose instantly differentiates Caterham from the more familiar, and more researched, lunatic asylums, which were predicated on the notion of cure and restoration of the senses. Indeed Caterham, built following the welfare and sanitary reforms of the late 1860s, was an important feature of the Victorian institutional landscape, and it represented a shift in social, medical and political responsibility towards the care and management of idiot and imbecile paupers.
Summary Book Review Pathways of Patients at the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, 1890 to 1907 by Rory du Plessis:
Download or read book Pathways of Patients at the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, 1890 to 1907 written by Rory du Plessis and published by Pretoria University Law Press. This book was released on 2020-01-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About the publication Pathways of patients explores the casebooks of the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum during the superintendence of Dr Thomas Duncan Greenlees, from 1890 to 1907. The hallmark of Pathways of patients is an examination of the asylum’s casebooks to bring into view the humanity of the patients, their distinct personal experiences, and their individuality. The book is underpinned by an allied goal to retrieve the casebook narratives of the patients’ life stories, their acts of agency, and their pathways to and from the asylum, with a view to understanding and portraying the context of patient experiences at the time.
Summary Book Review The Working Class at Home, 1790-1940 by Joseph Harley:
Download or read book The Working Class at Home, 1790-1940 written by Joseph Harley and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines life in the homes inhabited by the working class over the long nineteenth century. These working-class homes are often imagined as distinctly unhomely spaces, which the inhabitants struggled to fill with even the most basic of furniture, let alone acquire the comforts associated with middle-class domestic space. The concerned reformers of industrialising towns and cities painted a picture of severe deprivation, of rooms that were both cramped yet bare at the same time, and disease-ridden spaces from which their subjects required rescue. It is an image which is not only inadequate, but which also robs working-class people of their agency in creating domestic spaces which allowed for the expression of personal and familial feeling. Bringing together emerging scholars who challenge these ideas and using a range of innovative sources and approaches, this edited collection presents a new understanding of working-class homes. Vicky Holmes is Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, UK in association with the Centre for Studies of Home. Her Palgrave Pivot, In Bed with the Victorians: The Life-Cycle of Working-Class Marriage, was published in 2017. Joseph Harley is Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He has recently published Norfolk Pauper Inventories, c.1690-1834 (2020) and has articles in various journals including Agricultural History Review, Historical Journal and Social History. Laika Nevalainen is a historian of everyday life in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Finland.
Summary Book Review Sources in the History of Psychiatry, from 1800 to the Present by Chris Millard:
Download or read book Sources in the History of Psychiatry, from 1800 to the Present written by Chris Millard and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-03-29 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a general introduction to historical sources in the history of psychiatry, delving into the range of sources that can be used to investigate this dynamic and exciting field. The chapters in this volume deal with physical sources that might be encountered in the archive, such as asylum casebooks, artwork, material artefacts, post-mortem records, more general types of source including medical journals, literature, public enquiries, and key themes within the field such as feminist sources, activist and survivor sources. Offering practical advice and examples for the novice, as well as insightful suggestions for the experienced scholar, the authors provide worked-through examples of how various source types can be used and exploited and reflect productively on the limits and constraints of different kinds of source material. In so doing it presents readers with a comprehensive guide on how to ‘read’ such sources to research and write the history of psychiatry. Methodically rigorous, clear and accessible, this is a vital reference for students just starting out within the field through to more experienced scholars experimenting with new and unfamiliar sources in the history of medicine and history of psychiatry more specifically.
Summary Book Review Mental Disability in Victorian England by David Wright:
Download or read book Mental Disability in Victorian England written by David Wright and published by Clarendon Press. This book was released on 2001-10-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in the history of disability by investigating the emergence of 'idiot' asylums in Victorian England. Using the National Asylum for Idiots, Earlswood, as a case-study, it investigates the social history of institutionalization, privileging the relationship between the medical institution and the society whence its patients came. By concentrating on the importance of patient-centred admission documents, and utilizing the benefits of nominal record linkage to other, non-medical sources, David Wright extends research on the confinement of the 'insane' to the networks of care and control that operated outside the walls of the asylum. He contends that institutional confinement of mentally disabled and mentally ill individuals in the nineteenth century cannot be understood independently of a detailed analysis of familial and community patterns of care. In this book, the family plays a significant role in the history of the asylum, initiating the identification of mental disability, participating in the certification process, mediating medical treatment, and facilitating discharge back into the community. By exploring the patterns of confinement to the Earlswood Asylum, Professor Wright reveals the diversity of the 'insane' population in Victorian England and the complexities of institutional committal in the nineteenth century. Moreover, by investigating the evolution of the Earlswood Asylum, it examines the history of the institution where John Langdon Down made his now famous identification of 'Mongolism', later renamed Down's Syndrome. He thus places the formulation of this archetype of mental disability within its historical, cultural, and scientific contexts.
Summary Book Review Psychology Around Us by Nancy Ogden:
Download or read book Psychology Around Us written by Nancy Ogden and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2021-06-28 with total page 928 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Psychology Around Us, Fourth Canadian Edition offers students a wealth of tools and content in a structured learning environment that is designed to draw students in and hold their interest in the subject. Psychology Around Us is available with WileyPLUS, giving instructors the freedom and flexibility to tailor curated content and easily customize their course with their own material. It provides today's digital students with a wide array of media content — videos, interactive graphics, animations, adaptive practice — integrated at the learning objective level to provide students with a clear and engaging path through the material. Psychology Around Us is filled with interesting research and abundant opportunities to apply concepts in a real-life context. Students will become energized by the material as they realize that Psychology is "all around us."
Summary Book Review The Borderland of Imbecility by Mark Jackson:
Download or read book The Borderland of Imbecility written by Mark Jackson and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Feeble-mindedness was a late Victorian and Edwardian obsession. Unlike madness, idiocy has not been much written about, but it has its own tragic story. This book examines both how and why certain children and adults were labeled as "feeble-minded" and segregated into special schools and colonies in late Victorian and Edwardian England. This challenging book exploits a rich variety of archival sources and a wide range of contemporary medical, educational, and parliamentary material.
Summary Book Review Voices in the History of Madness by Robert Ellis:
Download or read book Voices in the History of Madness written by Robert Ellis and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-05-12 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents new perspectives on the multiplicity of voices in the histories of mental ill-health. In the thirty years since Roy Porter called on historians to lower their gaze so that they might better understand patient-doctor roles in the past, historians have sought to place the voices of previously silent, marginalised and disenfranchised individuals at the heart of their analyses. Today, the development of service-user groups and patient consultations have become an important feature of the debates and planning related to current approaches to prevention, care and treatment. This edited collection of interdisciplinary chapters offers new and innovative perspectives on mental health and illness in the past and covers a breadth of opinions, views, and interpretations from patients, practitioners, policy makers, family members and wider communities. Its chronology runs from the early modern period to the twenty-first century and includes international and transnational analyses from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of sources and methodologies including oral histories, material culture, and the built environment. Chapter 4 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Summary Book Review Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture by Monika Pietrzak-Franger:
Download or read book Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture written by Monika Pietrzak-Franger and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-06-08 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses the evident but unexplored intertwining of visibility and invisibility in the discourses around syphilis. A rethinking of the disease with reference to its ambiguous status, and the ways of seeing that it generated, helps reconsider the network of socio-cultural and political interrelations which were negotiated through syphilis, thereby also raising larger questions about its function in the construction of individual, national and imperial identities. This book is the first large-scale interdisciplinary study of syphilis in late Victorian Britain whose significance lies in its unprecedented attention to the multimedia and multi-discursive evocations of syphilis. An examination of the heterogeneous sources that it offers, many of which have up to this point escaped critical attention, makes it possible to reveal the complex and poly-ideological reasons for the activation of syphilis imagery and its symbolic function in late Victorian culture.
Summary Book Review Disabled Children by Anne Borsay:
Download or read book Disabled Children written by Anne Borsay and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of essays attempts to identify the shared experiences of disabled children and examine the key debates about their care and control. The essays follow a chronological progression while focusing on the practices in a number of different countries.
Summary Book Review Not Even Wrong by Paul Collins:
Download or read book Not Even Wrong written by Paul Collins and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2008-12-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Not Even Wrong, Paul Collins melds a memoir of his son's autism with a journey into this realm of permanent outsiders. Examining forgotten geniuses and obscure medical archives, and beginning to see why he himself has spent a lifetime researching talented eccentrics, Collins shows how these stories are relevant and even necessary to shed light on autism.
Author :Sharon L. Snyder Publisher :University of Chicago Press Release Date :2010-01-26 ISBN 10 :9780226767307 Pages :224 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (73 users download)
Summary Book Review Cultural Locations of Disability by Sharon L. Snyder:
Download or read book Cultural Locations of Disability written by Sharon L. Snyder and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-01-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Cultural Locations of Disability, Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell trace how disabled people came to be viewed as biologically deviant. The eugenics era pioneered techniques that managed "defectives" through the application of therapies, invasive case histories, and acute surveillance techniques, turning disabled persons into subjects for a readily available research pool. In its pursuit of normalization, eugenics implemented disability regulations that included charity systems, marriage laws, sterilization, institutionalization, and even extermination. Enacted in enclosed disability locations, these practices ultimately resulted in expectations of segregation from the mainstream, leaving today's disability politics to focus on reintegration, visibility, inclusion, and the right of meaningful public participation. Snyder and Mitchell reveal cracks in the social production of human variation as aberrancy. From our modern obsessions with tidiness and cleanliness to our desire to attain perfect bodies, notions of disabilities as examples of human insufficiency proliferate. These disability practices infuse more general modes of social obedience at work today. Consequently, this important study explains how disabled people are instrumental to charting the passage from a disciplinary society to one based upon regulation of the self.
Summary Book Review London and its Asylums, 1888-1914 by Robert Ellis:
Download or read book London and its Asylums, 1888-1914 written by Robert Ellis and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-05-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the impact that politics had on the management of mental health care at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 1888 and the introduction of the Local Government Act marked a turning point in which democratically elected bodies became responsible for the management of madness for the first time. With its focus on London in the period leading up to the First World War, it offers a new way to look at institutions and to consider their connections to wider issues that were facing the capital and the nation. The chapters that follow place London at the heart of international networks and debates relating to finance, welfare, architecture, scientific and medical initiatives, and the developing responses to immigrant populations. Overall, it shines a light on the relationships between mental health policies and other ideological priorities.
Summary Book Review From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency by Anne Digby:
Download or read book From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency written by Anne Digby and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-09-09 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Idiocy to Mental Deficiency is the first book devoted to the social history of people with learning disabilities in Britain. Approaches to learning disabilities have changed dramatically in recent years. The implementation of 'Care in the Community', the campaign for disabled rights and the debate over the education of children with special needs have combined to make this one of the most controversial areas in social policy today. The nine original research essays collected here cover the social history of learning disability from the Middle Ages through the establishment of the National Health Service. They will not only contribute to a neglected field of social and medical history but also illuminate and inform current debates. The information presented here will have a profound impact on how professionals in mental health, psychiatric nursing, social work and disabled rights understand learning disability and society's responses to it over the course of history.
Summary Book Review Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914 by Bill Forsythe:
Download or read book Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914 written by Bill Forsythe and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850 by Pamela Dale:
Download or read book Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850 written by Pamela Dale and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-04-18 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 sector. Questioning the notion that institutions were generally ‘benign’ and responsive to the needs of households, this work also emphasizes the important role of the diversity of interests in shaping institutional facilities. A fresh, stimulating step forward in the history of institutional care, Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850 is undoubtedly an important resource for student and scholar alike.
Summary Book Review The Mind of the Child by Sally Shuttleworth:
Download or read book The Mind of the Child written by Sally Shuttleworth and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-10-10 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 1840s novelists such as Brontë and Dickens began to explore the inner world of the child. Simultaneously the first psychiatric studies of childhood were appearing. Moving between literature and science, Sally Shuttleworth explores issues such as childhood fears, imaginary lands, sexuality, and the relation of the child to animal life.