By Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling
This entire assortment offers a desirable precis of the debates at the progress of institutional care throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it seems to be on the value of ethnicity, race and gender in addition to the impression of political and cultural elements, all through Britain and in a colonial context. It questions traditionally what it ability to be mad and the way, if in any respect, to care.
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This complete assortment offers a desirable precis of the debates at the progress of institutional care through the 19th and 20th centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it seems on the importance of ethnicity, race and gender in addition to the impression of political and cultural components, all through Britain and in a colonial context.
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258-9, acknowledges the ambivalence in Foucault’s discussion of the relationship between knowledge, power and resistance. , pp. 259-61 andpassim. A. Digby ‘The changing profile of a nineteenth-century asylum: the York Retreat’ PgchologicalMedicine, 14, 1984, pp. N. Grob, ‘The social history of medicine and disease in America’ Journal of Social History, 10, 1977, pp. 391-409. Grob’s work includes an important emphasis on the role of American almshouses in the development of asylum facilities. The broader literature is too large to summarise though the History of Pvchziztry provides an excellent range of studies.
Towarda New Scienceof History, Brighton, Harvester, 1983, pp. 105548; M. Poster, Foucault, Marwism and History, Cambridge, Polity 1984, pp. 95-l 20. Scull, ‘Psychiatry and social control’, pp. 150, 1534, ‘the massive internment of the mad is essentially a nineteenth-century phenomenon’. A. S,uzuki, ‘Lunacy in seventeenth and eighteenth-century England: analysis of Quarter Session records’ History of Psychiatry,2, 1991, pp. 4377 57 and 3, 1992, pp. 29-44, provides a commentary on Foucault’s methodology applied to the institutions of the old Poor Law and the legal system.
Dowbiggin, ‘Alfred Maury and the politics of the Unconscious in nineteenth-century France’ History of Psyhiatv, 1, 1990, pp. 255-87, especially pp. 258-g for Maury’s influence on Freud. 44 For rural idyll and the Beau Ideal see L. Davidoff, J. L’Esperance and H. Newby, ‘Landscape with figures: home and community in English society’ in J. Mitchell and A. Oakley, eds, The R&hts and Wrongs of Women, Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1976, particularly pp. 16337. 45 Bolton Chronicle [BCj 18 October 1845 for description of Ashley as a ‘persevering and disinterested’ advocate of factory legislation.
Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914 by Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling