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Health and the modern home / edited by Mark Jackson.

  • Jackson, Mark, 1959-
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About this work


New York ; London : Routledge, 2007.

Physical description

viii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


'Home sweet home': historical perspectives on health and the home / Mark Jackson -- A bill of divorcement: theatrical and cinematic portrayals of mental and marital breakdown in a dysfunctional upper-middle-class family, 1921-1932 / Michael J. Clark -- Desperate housewives and model amoebae: the invention of suburban neurosis in inter-war Britain / Rhodri Hayward -- Anne Sexton's poetics of the suburbs / Jo Gill -- Housewives, neuroses, and the domestic environment in Britain, 1945-70 / Ali Haggett -- 'I thought you would want to come and see his home': child guidance and psychiatric social work in inter-war Britain / John Stewart -- Rabbits and rebels: the medicalisation of maladjusted children in mid-twentieth-century Britain / Sarah Hayes -- 'Allergy con amore': psychosomatic medicine and the 'asthmogenic home' in the mid-twentieth century / Mark Jackson -- 'Skeletons in the medicine closet': women and 'rational consumption' in the inter-war American home / Nancy Tomes -- The home fires: heat, health, and atmospheric pollution in Britain, 1900-45 / Stephen Mosley -- Coal, clean air, and the regulation of the domestic hearth in post-war Britain / Catherine Mills -- Cockroaches, housing, and race: a history of asthma and urban ecology in America / Gregg Mitman -- Social science, housing, and the debate over transmitted deprivation / John Welshman -- The home as environment: changing understandings from the history of childhood lead poisoning / John Burnham -- Into the mouths of babes: hyperactivity, food additives, and the reception of the Feingold diet / Matthew Smith.


  • English

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