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Madness in the Family

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 220 Seiten
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Beschreibung

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.

Autorentext

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.



Inhalt

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

Produktinformationen

Titel: Madness in the Family
Untertitel: Insanity and Institutions in the Australasian Colonial World, 1860-1914
Autor:
EAN: 9781349367610
ISBN: 978-1-349-36761-0
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 220
Gewicht: 307g
Größe: H13mm x B216mm x T140mm
Jahr: 2009
Auflage: 1st ed. 2010