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Mental Illness and Learning Disability Since 1850: Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom

Author: DALE, PAMELA
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Pub Date: 22/03/2012
ISBN: 9780415514132
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Quick overview In recent years, there has been much greater sympathy for the benefits of dedicated, secure accommodation for those suffering from more severe forms of mental illness. This volume challenges the recent scholarship and focuses on a wide range of factors impacting on the care and confinement of the insane since 1850.
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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.

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