Table of contents for The politics of madness : the state, insanity, and society in England, 1845-1914 / Joseph Melling and Bill Forsythe.

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 1 Introduction: The English Asylum and its Historians
2 The Origins of the Asylum
3 The Asylum and the British State in the administration of pauper lunacy, 1845-1914
4 The Ethos of Treatment, Care and Management at the Asylum, 1845-1914
5 Journey to the Asylum: Residence, distance and migration in admissions to the Asylum, 1845-1914
6 Community, Friends and Family: Asylum, Lunatics and the social environment, 1845-1914
7 Reading the Rules of Domesticity: Gender, insanity and the asylum, 1845-1914
8 Madness and the Market: Occupations, class and the asylum, 1845-1914
9 The Patient Experience of the Pauper and Private Asylum
10 From Asylum Inmate to Outpatient: The remaking of the institutional landscape in the Twentieth Century, 1914-1990

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Mental illness -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Mental illness -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Insanity -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Insanity -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Psychiatric hospital care -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatric hospital care -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history -- England.
Mental Disorders -- history -- England.
Mentally Ill Persons -- history -- England.
History, 19th Century -- England.
History, 20th Century -- England.