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Author Taylor, Steven J., 1949-
Title Child insanity in England, 1845-1907 / Steven J. Taylor.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

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Author Taylor, Steven J., 1949-
Series Palgrave studies in the history of childhood
Palgrave studies in the history of childhood.
Subject Mentally ill children -- Care -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Mental Disorders -- history.
Child Welfare -- history.
Child Psychiatry -- history.
Social Work, Psychiatric -- history.
Child, Institutionalized -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Description 1 online resource (196 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. 'Much below insects, and so little above sensitive plants': Constructing the Insane Child -- 3. Networks of Care: Asylum Children, Typology, and Experience -- 4. Looking Out from the Asylum: Deathbeds, Distribution, and Diversity -- 5. Beyond the Asylum: Dealing with Insane Children -- 6. Conclusion.
Summary This book explores the treatment, administration, and experience of children and young people certified as insane in England during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It uses a range of sources from Victorian institutions to explore regional differences, rural and urban comparisons, and categories of mental illness and mental disability. The discussion of diverse pathways in and out of the asylum offers an opportunity to reassess nineteenth-century child mental impairment in a broad social-cultural context, and its conclusions widen the parameters of a 'mixed economy of care' by introducing multiple sites of treatment and confinement. Through its expansive scope the analysis intersects with topics such as the history of childhood, institutional culture, urbanisation, regional economic development, welfare history, and philanthropy.-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 8, 2017).
ISBN 9781137600271 (electronic bk.)
1137600276 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 963580183
Additional Format Print version: Taylor, Steven J., 1949- Child insanity in England, 1845-1907. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 (DLC) 2016956877

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