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Mental Health in Historical Perspective

Migration and Mental Health

Past and Present

Editors: Harper, Marjory (Ed.)

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  • Of​fers an analysis of the relationship between migration and mental health and illness in historical and contemporary contexts
  • Explores neglected aspects of migration and diaspora studies through an approach that blends conceptual and empirical models from different disciplines
  • Utilises perspectives taken from psychiatry, theology, geography, anthropology, and social work
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About this book

The relationship between migration and mental health is controversial, contested, and pertinent. In a highly mobile world, where voluntary and enforced movements of population are increasing and likely to continue to grow, that relationship needs to be better understood, yet the terminology is often vague and the issues are wide-ranging. Getting to grips with them requires tools drawn from different disciplines and professions.

Such a multidisciplinary approach is central to this book. Six historical studies are integrated with chapters by a theologian, geographer, anthropologist, social worker and psychiatrist to produce an evaluation that addresses key concepts and methodologies, and reflects practical involvement as well as academic scholarship. Ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, the book explores the causes of mental breakdown among migrants; the psychological changes stemming from their struggles with challenging life circumstances; and changes in medical, political and public attitudes and responses in different eras and locations.

About the authors

Marjory Harper is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Her research interests and publications are primarily in the Scottish diaspora since 1800, and her two most recent books have both won international prizes. She co-authored Migration and Empire (2010) and is currently working on two further monographs.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Softcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Migration and Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Past and Present
Editors
  • Marjory Harper
Series Title
Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52968-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52968-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52967-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-70823-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 280
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