Madness, Disability and Social Exclusion
The Archaeology and Anthropology of 'Difference'
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A unique work that brings together a number of specialist disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, disability studies and psychiatry to create a new perspective on social and physical exclusion from society. A range of evidence throws light on such things as the causes and consequences of social exclusion stigma, marginality and dangerousness.
It is an important text that breaks down traditional academic disciplinary boundaries and brings a much needed comparative approach to the subject.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Jane Hubert; Chapter 1 Official madness, Robert A. Brooks; Chapter 2 Hidden or overlooked? Where are the disadvantaged in the skeletal record?, Tony Waldron; Chapter 3 Did they take sugar? The use of skeletal evidence in the study of disability in past populations, Charlotte A. Roberts; Chapter 4 Developmental defects and disability, Eileen M. Murphy; Chapter 5 Two examples of disability in the Levant, Jonathan N. Tubb; Chapter 6 Disability, madness, and social exclusion in Dynastic Egypt, David Jeffreys, John Tait; Chapter 7 Skeletons in wells, John K. Papadopoulos; Chapter 8 Madness in the body politic, Sandra Blakely; Chapter 9 Impaired and inspired, Lois Bragg; Chapter 10 â€˜Strange notionsâ€™, Ruth Gilbert; Chapter 11 The logic of killing disabled children, Patrick J. Devlieger; Chapter 12 Leprosy and social exclusion in Nepal, Jeanette Hyland; Chapter 13 Between two worlds, Kathryn Hollins; Chapter 14 The social, individual and moral consequences of physical exclusion in long-stay institutions, Jane Hubert; Chapter 15 Exclusion from funerary rituals and mourning, Oyepeju Raji, Sheila Hollins; Chapter 16 Social exclusion in northern Nigeria, Murray Last;