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Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and Institutional Confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Catharine Coleborne February 16, 2020

Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and Institutional Confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910 Catharine Coleborne This book examines the formation of colonial social identities inside the institutions for the insane in Australia and New Zealand Taking a large sample of patient records, it pays particular attention to gender, ethnicity and class as categories of analysis, reminding us of the varied journeys of immigrants to the colonies and of how and where they stopped, for differentThis book examines the formation of colonial social identities inside the institutions for the insane in Australia and New Zealand Taking a large sample of patient records, it pays particular attention to gender, ethnicity and class as categories of analysis, reminding us of the varied journeys of immigrants to the colonies and of how and where they stopped, for different reasons, inside the social institutions of the period It is about their stories of mobility, how these were told and produced inside institutions for the insane, and how, in the telling, colonial identities were asserted and formed Having engaged with the structural imperatives of empire and with the varied imperial meanings of gender, sexuality and medicine, historians have considered the movements of travellers, migrants, military bodies and medical personnel, and transnational lives This book examines an empire wide discourse of madness as part of this inquiry.

Insanity, Identity and Empire: Immigrants and Institutional Confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910 Catharine Coleborne

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