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By Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling

This complete assortment presents a desirable precis of the debates at the development of institutional care through the 19th and 20th centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it appears to be like on the value of ethnicity, race and gender in addition to the effect of political and cultural elements, all through Britain and in a colonial context. It questions traditionally what it skill to be mad and the way, if in any respect, to care.

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157, n. 40. 4 J. Welshman, ‘Community care: the policy background in England and Wales, 1948874’. Paper presented to the SSHM Conference on Insanity, Institutions and Society April 1997, U mversity of Exeter [hereafter SSHM Exeter]. I am grateful for permission to cite this paper. B. Luckin, ‘Towards a social history of institutionalisation’ Social History, 8, 1, 1983, pp. 91-3 and p&m, provides a critical note on institutions, medicine and community 5 M. Foucault, Madnessand Civilisation: A History of Znsanip in theAge of Reason, New York, Random, 1985 edn; see E Levi, If This is a Man, London, Abacus, 1987, p.

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.

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. 46 BC, 16 August 1845. See also BC, 26 July 1845.

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