Despite emancipationist rhetoric, asylum abolition was a cost-cutting exercise that has left us with a coercive and carceral system of care. Barbara Taylor on the new edition of Peter Barham’s ‘Closing the Asylum’.
Tag: mental health
Caroline Nielsen introduces you to one of the best-selling ghost story collections of all time and to the foremost writers on psychic phenomenon of the nineteenth century: Mrs Catherine Crowe.
David Kilgannon brings a historical perspective to Ireland’s treatment of the intellectually disabled.
The historian Barbara Taylor talks about the opportunity the 2015 UK general election campaign offers for a more informed debate about mental health provision.