Madness in the Family (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
220
Utgivningsdatum
2009-11-18
Upplaga
1st ed. 2010
Förlag
Palgrave Macmillan
Illustrationer
11 Illustrations, black and white; XV, 220 p. 11 illus.
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9781349367610
Madness in the Family (häftad)

Madness in the Family

Insanity and Institutions in the Australasian Colonial World, 1860-1914

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Madness in the Family explores how colonial families coped with insanity through a trans-colonial study of the relationships between families and public colonial hospitals for the insane in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand between 1860 and 1914.
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CATHARINE COLEBORNE is Associate Professor of History at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her book Reading 'madness': Gender and Difference in the Colonial Asylum in Victoria, Australia, 1848-1880, was published in 2007. She is currently part of a new team project to investigate insanity and ethnicity in colonial Australasia.

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List of Figures List of Maps List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Colonial Psychiatry in the Australasian World Families and the Colonial Hospital System, 1860-1900 Families and the Language of Insanity Writing to and from the Asylum Tracing Families for Maintenance Payments Porous Boundaries: Families, Patients and Practices of Extra-Institutional Care Conclusion: Families, Insanity, and the Archive Appendix: Indications of insanity noted by family and friends of inmate prior to committal Notes Bibliography Index