Irish Insanity, 1800-2000
|Series title:||Routledge Advances in Sociology Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $145.00|
| Book Description: |
The national public asylum system in Ireland was established during the early nineteenth century and continued to operate up to the close of the twentieth century. These asylums / mental hospitals were a significant physical and social feature of Irish communities. They were used intensively and provided a convenient form of institutional intervention to manage a host of social problems.
Irish Insanity identifies the long-term trends in institutional residency through...