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Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Ernst Waltraud


This edited book offers a systematic critical appraisal of the uses of work and work therapy in psychiatric institutions across the globe, from the late eighteenth to the end of the twentieth century. Contributors explore the daily routine in psychiatric institutions within the context of the wider socio-political and economic conditions. They examine whether work was therapy, part of a regime of punishment, or a means of exploiting free labour. By focusing on mental patients’ day-to-day life in closed institutions, the authors fill a gap in the history of psychiatric regimes. The geographic s ... More

Keywords: Occupation, Employment, Labour, Mental Patients, Psychiatry

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097690
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ernst Waltraud, editor
Oxford Brookes University

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