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A Space of Their Own : The Archaeology of Nineteenth Century Lunatic Asylums in Britain, South Australia and Tasmania - Susan Piddock

A Space of Their Own

The Archaeology of Nineteenth Century Lunatic Asylums in Britain, South Australia and Tasmania

Hardcover Published: 27th September 2007
ISBN: 9780387733852
Number Of Pages: 265

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Employing the considerable archaeological and historical skills in her armory, Susan Piddock tries to lift the lid on the lunatic asylums of years gone by. Films and television programs have portrayed them as places of horror where the patients are restrained and left to listen to the cries of their fellow inmates in despair. But what was the world of nineteenth century lunatic asylums really like? Are these images true, or are we laboring under a misunderstanding?

A Space of Their Own
The Archaeology of Institutions
The Changing Face of Insanity and the Rise of the Lunatic Asylum
The 'Ideal' Lunatic Asylum
The British Lunatic Asylum: Ideals and Realities
South Australia and the Ideal Lunatic Asylum
Tasmania and the Ideal Asylum
The Ideal Asylum: A World of Difference
Conclusion: Archaeology and Lunatic Asylums
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ISBN: 9780387733852
ISBN-10: 038773385X
Series: Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 27th September 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.26