The Borderland of Imbecility

The Borderland of Imbecility

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qThis book exploits a rich variety of archival sources, particularly from the Sandlebridge Colony in Cheshire, and a wide range of contemporary medical, educational and parliamentary material. Arguing that compulsory segregation served a multitude of social, political and professional ends, successive chapters explore key themes: the birth of the concept of a 'borderland of imbecility' in the late nineteenth century; the emergence of new institutional facilities at the turn of the century; the medicalisation of the feeble mind; the conflation of the feeble-minded; with criminals, prostitutes and paupers; the educational and occupational strategies designed to reclaim the feeble-minded, and the statutory measures framed to regulate the borderland in 1913 and 1914.q qThe Borderland of Imbecility constitutes a major contribution to the social history of medicine, and offers a critical insight into the origins of institutional care for the feeble-minded.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved... children institutional expansion 3, 28 institutional over-crowding 23-4, 34-5 instruction, manual see manual instruction ... 170-1 Kirby, A. H. P. 130, 148, 210 labour colonies 38, 139, 150 Labour Party 219 Lancashire and Cheshire Society foranbsp;...

Title:The Borderland of Imbecility
Author: Mark Jackson
Publisher:Manchester University Press - 2000

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