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Social Histories of Disability and Deformity Bodies, Images and Experiences

Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, Images and Experiences

1st Edition

David M. Turner, Kevin Stagg
August 08, 2013

Collecting together essays written by an international set of contributors, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It explores changes in understandings of deformity and disability between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, and reveal the ways ...

In the Name of the Child

In the Name of the Child

1st Edition

Roger Cooter
November 04, 2011

Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe

Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe

1st Edition

Marijke Gijswit-Hofstra, Hilary Marland, Hans de Waardt
July 10, 1997

Despite the recent upsurge in interest in alternative medicine and unorthodox healers, Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe is the first book to focus closely on the relationship between belief, culture, and healing in the past. In essays on France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, ...

Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

Insanity, Institutions and Society, 1800-1914

1st Edition

Bill Forsythe, Joseph Melling
January 11, 2013

This comprehensive collection provides a fascinating summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it looks at the significance of ethnicity, race and gender as well as the impact of political and cultural...

The Locus of Care Families, Communities, Institutions, and the Provision of Welfare Since Antiquity

The Locus of Care: Families, Communities, Institutions, and the Provision of Welfare Since Antiquity

1st Edition

Peregrine Horden, Richard Smith
January 11, 2013

The care of the needy and the sick is delivered by various groups including immediate family, the wider community, religious organisations and the State funded institutions. The Locus of Care provides an historical perspective on welfare detailing who carers were in the past, where care was ...

Innovations in Health and Medicine Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century

Innovations in Health and Medicine: Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Jenny Stanton
April 11, 2002

This volume brings together cutting edge research by historians from Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan and New Zealand. Innovative in its approach to innovation, it focuses on diffusion and resistance, and organization as well as technology. The collection features issues such as control and ...

Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal Social and Cultural Histories of Norms and Normativity

Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal: Social and Cultural Histories of Norms and Normativity

1st Edition

Waltraud Ernst
October 19, 2012

This fascinating volume tackles the history of the terms 'normal' and 'abnormal'. Originally meaning 'as occurring in nature', normality has taken on significant cultural gravitas and this book recognizes and explores that fact. The essays engage with the concepts of the normal and the ...

Shaping Sexual Knowledge A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

1st Edition

Lutz Sauerteig, Roger Davidson
October 10, 2012

The history of sex education enables us to gain valuable insights into the cultural constructions of what different societies have defined as 'normal' sexuality and sexual health. Yet, the history of sex education has only recently attracted the full attention of historians of modern sexuality. ...

Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media Producing Health in the Twentieth Century

Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media: Producing Health in the Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Virginia Berridge, Kelly Loughlin
October 01, 2012

This collection opens up the post war history of public health to sustained research-based historical scrutiny. Medicine, the Market and the Mass Media examines the development of a new view of 'the health of the public' and the influences which shaped it in the post war years. Taking a broad ...

Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850 Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom

Mental Illness and Learning Disability since 1850: Finding a Place for Mental Disorder in the United Kingdom

1st Edition

Pamela Dale, Joseph Melling
March 22, 2012

Taking forward the debate on the role and power of institutions for treating and incarcerating the insane, this volume challenges recent scholarship and focuses on a wide range of factors impacting on the care and confinement of the insane since 1850, including such things as the community, Poor ...

Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain

Community Nursing and Primary Healthcare in Twentieth-Century Britain

1st Edition

Helen M. Sweet, with Rona Dougall
February 23, 2012

This book takes a fresh look at community nursing history in Great Britain, examining the essentially generalist and low profile, domiciliary end of the professional nursing spectrum throughout the twentieth century. It charts the most significant changes affecting the nurse’s work on the district ...

New Directions in Nursing History International Perspectives

New Directions in Nursing History: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Susan McGann, Barbara Mortimer
December 13, 2011

This collection of essays reflects the current interdisciplinary and international nature of the history of nursing scholarship. Covering a range from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this book draws on research from eleven different countries to address: the issues of ...

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