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dc.contributor.advisorBrooks, Barbara
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Susannahen_NZ
dc.date.available2012-12-14T04:32:40Z
dc.date.copyright1998en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationGrant, S. (1998). A separate world? : the social position of the mentally ill in New Zealand society, 1945-1955 (Dissertation, Bachelor of Arts with Honours). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2804en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2804
dc.description69 leaves ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Typescript (photocopy). "October 1998."en_NZ
dc.description.abstract“Rather than asking what, in a given period is regarded as sanity or insanity, as mental illness or normal behaviour, I wanted to ask how these divisions are operated.” Despite its intriguing possibilities and contemporary relevance, Foucault's question has been largely left unexplored in a New Zealand context. Accepting the disjunction between reason and madness at face value, historians of mental illness have focused on either government policy and psychiatric practice or the experience of incarceration. The exclusivity of these approaches has marginalised the role of families and public attitudes, and has denied the existence of a dialogue between the mad and the sane. It is the intention of this essay to delve into these gaps; to examine the manner in which the State, medical practitioners, the public, families, and patients themselves negotiated a certain degree of division between the worlds of madness and non-madness in mid-twentieth century New Zealand. [excerpt from Introduction]
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dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
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dc.titleA separate world? : the social position of the mentally ill in New Zealand society, 1945-1955en_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Arts with Honoursen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelHonoursen_NZ
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otago.openaccessOpen
dc.identifier.voyager265819en_NZ
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