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CONTENTS Acknowledgments 1. `Home sweet home¿: historical perspectives on health and the home Mark Jackson Part One Emotional health and the home 2. `A Bill of Divorcement¿: theatrical and cinematic portrayals of mental and marital breakdown in a dysfunctional upper-middle-class family, 1921-31 Michael J. Clark 3. Desperate housewives and model amoebae: the invention of suburban neurosis in inter-war Britain Rhodri Hayward 4. Anne Sexton¿s poetics of the suburbs Jo Gill 5. Housewives, neuroses and the domestic environment in Britain, 1945-70 Ali Haggett 6. `I thought you would want to come and see his home¿: child guidance and psychiatric social work in inter-war period Britain John Stewart 7. Rabbits and rebels: the medicalisation of maladjusted children in mid-twentieth- century Britain Sarah Hayes 8. `Allergy con amore¿: psychosomatic medicine and the `asthmogenic home¿ in the mid-twentieth century Mark Jackson Part Two Housing, health and home 9. `Skeletons in the medicine closet¿: women and `rational consumption¿ in the inter- war American home Nancy Tomes 10. The home fires: heat, health and atmospheric pollution in Britain, 1900-45 Stephen Mosley 11. Coal, clean air and the regulation of the domestic hearth in post-war Britain Catherine Mills 12. Cockroaches, housing, and race: a history of asthma and urban ecology in America Gregg Mitman 13. Social science, housing and the debate over transmitted deprivation John Welshman 14. The home as environment: changing understandings from the history of childhood lead poisoning John Burnham 15. Into the mouths of babes: hyperactivity, food additives, and the reception of the Feingold diet Matthew Smith Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Housing and health -- Great Britain -- History.
Housing and health -- United States -- History.
Family -- Mental health -- Great Britain -- History.
Family -- Mental health -- United States -- History.
Family -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History.
Family -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History.
Environmental Illness -- etiology -- Great Britain.
Environmental Illness -- etiology -- United States.
Environmental Illness -- history -- Great Britain.
Environmental Illness -- history -- United States.
Housing -- history -- Great Britain.
Housing -- history -- United States.
Family Relations -- Great Britain.
Family Relations -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- Great Britain.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Psychophysiologic Disorders -- etiology -- Great Britain.
Psychophysiologic Disorders -- etiology -- United States.