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Madness and marginality: The lives of Kenya's White insane

Will Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719088896
eISBN:
9781781705827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088896.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Kenya Colony, for the British at least, has customarily been imagined as a place of wealthy settler-farmers, sun-lit panoramas and the adventure of safari. Yet for the majority of Europeans who went ... More


Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Ernst Waltraud (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This edited book offers a systematic critical appraisal of the uses of work and work therapy in psychiatric institutions across the globe, from the late eighteenth to the end of the twentieth ... More


Therapeutic work and mental illness in America, c. 1830–1970

Ben Harris

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows the key role played by patient labour in the birth, development, and decline of the hospital treatment of the mentally ill in the United States. Patient labour was present at the ... More


Travails of madness: New Jersey, 1800–70

James Moran

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Focusing on the evidence provided by civil trials in lunacy in the American state of New Jersey, this chapter first examines how work was considered in its relationship to madness in everyday life ... More


Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Frederick H. White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Russia was experiencing a decadent period of cultural degeneration. Simultaneous with this artistic response, science was developing ways to identify ... More


Degeneration and decadence

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Medical science believed that neurasthenia was just one of the early indications of a much larger problem negatively impacting civilized society. This new science was concerned with degeneration ... More


The First World War and the transformation of neurology

Stephen T. Casper

in The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

World War I marked a moment of social transformation in British medical culture and was thus an extraordinary period of change for clinical neurology in Britain. Before the war the British medical ... More


The Lives of Kenya's White Insane

Will Jackson

in Madness and marginality: The lives of Kenya's White insane

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719088896
eISBN:
9781781705827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088896.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter introduces the case files pertaining to Kenya Colony's ‘white insane’ on which the book is based. It approaches the methodological challenges of utilising patient case files as ... More


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