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Mental hygiene and psychiatry in modern Britain [electronic resource] /
Jonathan Toms, Fellow of the Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments, UK.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
xi, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1137321563, 9781137321565
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Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
1137321563
9781137321565
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11576468
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-254) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jonathan Toms is a Fellow of the Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments. He has a PhD in the history of medicine and was a Wellcome Funded Research Fellow at the University of Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine, UK, from 2006 to 9. He has published articles on the history of mental health and learning disability.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Through an examination that uses previously unavailable archives and little-used primary literature, this book places the 20th-century mental hygiene movement within the broad sweep of modern British psychiatry, offering its own reinterpretation of important elements of this history.
Long Description
What is self-government? How has it been related to mental health? In recent years Foucauldian analyses of the history of psychiatry have dominated the answers to these questions. Through an examination of the twentieth-century mental hygiene movement in Britain that uses previously unavailable archives and little-used primary literature, this book provides a counter-argument. Ironically taking as its template Michel Foucault's early interpretation of moral treatment and its status as a defining moment in the trajectory of modern psychiatry, this book places the mental hygiene movement within the broad sweep of modern British psychiatric history. It unfolds the combined psychological and political understandings of self-government that have informed important elements of psychiatry and become associated in particular with the promotion of mental health. From moral treatment, to theories informing nineteenth-century social casework, to the emergence and development of the mental hygiene movement, to its replacement by a consumer oriented and rights based movement, this book traces how conceptualisations of self-government and mental health have been transmitted and gradually transformed.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Moral Treatment and 'The Dialectic of the Family'p. 1
Moral Treatment for the Community at Largep. 7
The Mental Hygiene Movement's Emotional Contradictionsp. 28
Dialectic Rightside Up?p. 53
Developing in the Womb of the Old?p. 84
Alternative Dialecticsp. 104
Alienation Revisitedp. 137
Dialectic Dismemberedp. 172
Afterwordp. 203
Notesp. 207
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 255
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