Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Ontario (McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services Studies in th

Committed to the State Asylum: Insanity and Society in Nineteenth-Century Quebec and Ontario (McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services Studies in th

By: James E. Moran (author)Hardback

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Unlike other studies, Committed to the State Asylum shows the important role that the community played in shaping the asylum and tackles the thorny issue of state development, explaining how state asylums developed differently in each province. He considers Canada?s pioneering institutional efforts at dealing with the criminally insane and why those efforts lasted only a short time, shedding new light on the debate about the nature and extent of state involvement in nineteenth-century Canadian society. Committed to the State Asylum offers new insights into the ways in which both ordinary families and the state understood and responded to those they thought had crossed the boundaries of sane behaviour.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773521223
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780773521223
  • ISBN10: 0773521224

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