Mental Health in Historical Perspective
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Voices in the History of Madness

Personal and Professional Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness

Editors: Ellis, Robert, Kendal, Sarah, Taylor, Steven J (Eds.)

  • Explores a broad range of historical perspectives on mental health and illness
  • Chapters cover a broad chronological and geographical scope, from the early modern period to the late twentieth century, and across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa
  • Presents a wide range of opinions and views on mental health from patients, practitioners, families and their communities 
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About this book

This book presents new perspectives on the multiplicity of voices in the histories of mental ill-health. In the thirty years since Roy Porter called on historians to lower their gaze so that they might better understand patient-doctor roles in the past, historians have sought to place the voices of previously silent, marginalised and disenfranchised individuals at the heart of their analyses. Today, the development of service-user groups and patient consultations have become an important feature of the debates and planning related to current approaches to prevention, care and treatment. This edited collection of interdisciplinary chapters offers new and innovative perspectives on mental health and illness in the past and covers a breadth of opinions, views, and interpretations from patients, practitioners, policy makers, family members and wider communities. Its chronology runs from the early modern period to the twenty-first century and includes international and transnational analyses from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of sources and methodologies including oral histories, material culture, and the built environment.
Chapter 4 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Rob Ellis is a Reader in History and the author of London and its Asylums, 1888-1914: Politics and Madness (2020). He has published widely on the histories of mental ill-health and learning disability and has co-produced a range of impact and engagement projects that have emphasized their contemporary relevance.

Sarah Kendal is a Research Fellow  at the University of Leeds, UK. She has a clinical background and has published widely on mental health and illness.  Her interests include current practice and how that can be informed by the past. 

Steven J. Taylor is a Lecturer in the History of Medicine at the University of Kent, UK, and author of Child Insanity in England, 1845-1907, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. His research explores ideas and constructions of childhood health, lay and professional diagnoses, ability and disability, and institutional care.

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eBook 106,99 €
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  • Due: May 31, 2021
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voices in the History of Madness
Book Subtitle
Personal and Professional Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness
Editors
  • Robert Ellis
  • Sarah Kendal
  • Steven J Taylor
Series Title
Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69559-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69559-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69558-3
Series ISSN
2634-6036
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 430
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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