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...
Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge
The State, Insanity and Society in England, 1845–1914
The discovery and treatment of insanity remains one of the most debated and discussed issues in social history. Focusing on the second half of the nineteenth century, The Politics of Madness provides a new perspective on this important topic, based on research drawn from both local and national...
Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge
Reprinted here are eight classic texts illustrating a major British project of the Enlightenment: the reform of prisons. A new introduction places the texts in the context of the philosophy that underpinned the changing new penal policies, and the extreme difficulties to which their implementation...
Published January 10th 2001 by Routledge