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Social class and mental illness in Northern Europe / edited by Petteri Pietikäinen and Jesper Vaczy Kragh.

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"This book examines the relationship between social class and mental illness in Northern Europe during the 20th century"--


Abingdon, Oxon ; New York. NY : Routledge, 2020.

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vi, 222 pages ; 25 cm.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 208 - 213) and index.


Introduction -- PART I. Social class and mental health care -- 1. Pity the poor patient: the indigent mentally ill in late 19th- and early 20th- century Finland -- 2. Mental illnes and social class in Northem Norway, 1900 - 1940 -- 3. Citizens, patientes or paupers? Class and mental health in post - war Britain -- 4. After patient murder. Asylum psychiatry in the four German occupation zones after World War II -- 5. Children on the move: psychiatric encounters with child evacuees returning to post - war Finland -- PART 2. Psychiatry, crime and deviance -- 6.Social class and opiate addiction in European psychiatry, 1870 - 1955 -- 7. Psycopaths, querulants, and class: on controversial diagnoses, money, norms and nerworks in Sweeden in the 1930s and 1940s -- 8. Unsound of mind: crime, madness and forensic psychiatry in Denmark and FImland in the first decades of the 20th century -- 9.The ideal of the respectable woman: social class and feminity in forencic assessments of female patients at Osmarka Asylum, 1938 - 1969 -- 10. Liberting the deviants: how to change the polities of social control - a case study from Finland, 1967 - 1971 -- Index


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