The Resource The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland : Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care, by Alice Mauger

The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland : Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care, by Alice Mauger

Label
The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland : Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care
Title
The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Title remainder
Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care
Statement of responsibility
by Alice Mauger
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This open access book is the first comparative study of public, voluntary and private asylums in nineteenth-century Ireland. Examining nine institutions, it explores whether concepts of social class and status and the emergence of a strong middle class informed interactions between gender, religion, identity and insanity. It questions whether medical and lay explanations of mental illness and its causes, and patient experiences, were influenced by these concepts. The strong emphasis on land and its interconnectedness with notions of class identity and respectability in Ireland lends a particularly interesting dimension. The book interrogates the popular notion that relatives were routinely locked away to be deprived of land or inheritance, querying how often?land grabbing? Irish families really abused the asylum system for their personal economic gain. The book will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth-century Ireland and the history of psychiatry and medicine in Britain and Ireland
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Cataloging source
AZU
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Mauger, Alice
Dewey number
941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA1-DA995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Mental Health in Historical Perspective
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  • History
  • History, Modern
  • Great Britain
  • Social history
  • Psychiatry
  • Medicine
  • History
  • History, Modern
  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Social history
  • Great Britain
Label
The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland : Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care, by Alice Mauger
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 . Introduction -- 2. The Non-Pauper Insane: Private, Voluntary and State Concerns -- 3. An Institutional Marketplace -- 4.?A Considerable Degree removed from Pauperism??: The Social Profile of Fee-Paying Patients -- 5.?The Evil Effects of Mental Strain and Overwork?: Employment, Gender and Insanity -- 6.?A Great Source of Amusement?: Work Therapy and Recreation -- 7. Respect and Respectability: The Treatment and Expectations of Fee-Paying Patients -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
1021202591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 281 pages 5 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319652443
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-65244-3
  • 9783319652436
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319652436
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021202591
Label
The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland : Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care, by Alice Mauger
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 . Introduction -- 2. The Non-Pauper Insane: Private, Voluntary and State Concerns -- 3. An Institutional Marketplace -- 4.?A Considerable Degree removed from Pauperism??: The Social Profile of Fee-Paying Patients -- 5.?The Evil Effects of Mental Strain and Overwork?: Employment, Gender and Insanity -- 6.?A Great Source of Amusement?: Work Therapy and Recreation -- 7. Respect and Respectability: The Treatment and Expectations of Fee-Paying Patients -- 8. Conclusion
Control code
1021202591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 281 pages 5 illustrations)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319652443
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-65244-3
  • 9783319652436
Other physical details
online resource
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319652436
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021202591

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