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The Locus of Care : Families, Communities, Institutions, and the Provision of Welfare Since Antiquity - Peregrine Horden

The Locus of Care

Families, Communities, Institutions, and the Provision of Welfare Since Antiquity

By: Peregrine Horden (Editor), Richard Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th December 1997
ISBN: 9780415112161
Number Of Pages: 304

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"The Locus of Care" provides an historical perspective on welfare detailing issues of mental health, elderly and child care from antiquity to the present. The contributors reassess community and institutional care and the future expectations of welfare provisions.

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"[The book] provides fresh perspectives on the place of religion in the provision of services over several centuries. It illustrates the challenges - and pitfalls - of pursuing comparisons on a global rather than a regional scale. And it counters the image of a better, mythological past that has colored the writings of welfare critics from both the left and right." -"the American Historical Review, Feb 1999

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Informal Care: from Ethnography to Ancient Historyp. 19
Household Care and Informal Networksp. 21
Networks and Institutions in Western Europe C. 1500-C. 1800p. 69
Networks of Care in Elizabethan English Townsp. 71
Family Obligations and Inequalities in Access to Care in Northern Italy, Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuriesp. 90
Self-Help and Reciprocity in Parish Assistancep. 111
Community Sponsorship and the Hospital Patient in Late Eighteenth-Century Englandp. 126
Beyond the Asylum: Mental Health in Britain C. 1700-1939p. 151
The Household and the Care of Lunatics in Eighteenth-Century Londonp. 153
Familial Care of 'idiot' Children in Victorian Englandp. 176
Community Care and the Control of Mental Defectives in Inter-War Britainp. 198
Children and the Elderly in the Twentieth Centuryp. 217
Safeguarding the Health of the Communityp. 219
Communities, 'caring', and Institutionsp. 239
Demographic Conditions, Microsimulation, and Family Support for the Elderlyp. 259
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780415112161
ISBN-10: 0415112168
Series: Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 11th December 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1