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Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Catharine Coleborne

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087240
eISBN:
9781526104250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087240.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book examines the formation of colonial social identities inside the institutions for the insane in Australia and New Zealand. Taking a large sample of patient records, the book pays particular ... More


Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Helena Ifill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the range of ways in which the two leading sensation authors of the 1860s, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins, engaged with nineteenth-century ideas about how the ... More


Melancholia: Pinel

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Philippe Pinel's discussion of melancholy. Pinel is one of the greatest intellectual and moral figures in the history of psychiatry. Coming on the scene at a time of change and ... More


Appetites, passions, and disgust: the penalties and paradoxes of unmanliness

Joanne Begiato

in Manliness in Britain, 1760-1900: Bodies, Emotion, and Material Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526128577
eISBN:
9781526152046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526128584.00008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter demonstrates that unmanliness was written onto ill-formed, unappealing bodies and faces, which prompted disgust, fear, and shame. It shows that adult men were instructed on how to avoid ... More


The ‘Others’: inscribing difference in colonial institutional settings

Catharine Coleborne

in Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087240
eISBN:
9781526104250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087240.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the marginalising effects of institutional practices of ascribing social difference in patient case records, and it takes non-white patients as its main subject. In addition, it ... More


Introduction: Insanity, identity and empire

Catharine Coleborne

in Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087240
eISBN:
9781526104250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087240.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Introduction sets out the relevant arguments of the book, situates these within relevant historiography, and describes each chapter of the book. It argues that the stories of the insane found in ... More


What is Psychosis?

Michael T Compton and Beth Broussard

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372496
eISBN:
9780197562659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372496.003.0009
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

We began the Preface with a list of questions that people experiencing psychosis and their family members often have. As we mentioned, an episode of ... More


Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Matthew Warner Osborn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Rum Maniacs traces how alcoholic insanity became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and perverse fascination in the early American republic. At the heart of that story is the history ... More


The Psychoanalytic Tradition in American Law

Anne C. Dailey

in Law and the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300188837
eISBN:
9780300190083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188837.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter surveys the long and important tradition of law and psychoanalysis in the United States beginning with the work of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., up to the mid-twentieth century. While ... More


Introduction

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction provides an overview of the intertwined strands which run through Creating character. Sensation fiction is introduced as a genre which was itself seen by Victorian literary critics ... More


Basil and No Name

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Basil’s Robert Mannion, and No Name’s Magdalen Vanstone are both subject to monomaniacal impulses. In Basil, Collins draws on early-nineteenth-century theories of insanity and moral management, ... More


Armadale

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Wilkie Collins’s Armadale is compared with his short story ‘Mad Monkton’, both of which speculate about negative hereditary transmission. Whereas ‘Mad Monkton’ portrays the consequences of hereditary ... More


Bardolatry in Bedlam: Shakespeare and Early Psychiatry

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter resurrects a substantial body of Shakespeare criticism in the first-ever psychiatric journal, the American Journal of Insanity. In this work, the physicians cite the Bard as a precursor ... More


Decomposing Graphs

Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand, and Ping Zhang

in The Fascinating World of Graph Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175638
eISBN:
9781400852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175638.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter considers problems of whether a graph can be decomposed into certain other kinds of graphs, primarily cycles. It begins with a background on nineteenth-century mathematician Thomas ... More


Brothers in arms? Martial masculinities and family feeling in old soldiers’ memoirs, 1793–1815

Louise Carter

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter demonstrates that unmanliness was written onto ill-formed, unappealing bodies and faces, which prompted disgust, fear, and shame. It shows that adult men were instructed on how to avoid ... More


Introduction

Shilpi Rajpal

in Curing Madness?: A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190128012
eISBN:
9780190993337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128012.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The book probes the worlds of the social histories of medicine and culture as pivotal entry points into what constitutes madness and deviancy in the asylum records. It will also be the first one to ... More


Case Notes and Histories: Insanity, Institutions, and Individuals

Shilpi Rajpal

in Curing Madness?: A Social and Cultural History of Insanity in Colonial North India, 1800-1950s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190128012
eISBN:
9780190993337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128012.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Case notes provide us with rare insights into the ways in which case histories were constructed. The symptoms of insanity were documented in the Indian asylums in some form or the other from the ... More


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