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My Research

Central Research Questions

i. What was the meaning, significance, and implications of the emergence of the family carer in the field of mental health care in the post-war years?

ii. How was this emergence of the family carer similar and different from what had come before?

Thesis Chapters

1. The Family Carer as an Object of Social Policy, c. 1954-1999

2. The Identification of the Family Carer as a Subject of Social Research, c. 1956-1998

3. Television and Film Representations of the Family Carer, c. 1960-1999

4. Mencap and the Family Carer, c. 1946-1999

5. The National Schizophrenia Fellowship and the Family Carer, c. 1971-1999

6. Post-war History of Mental Illness and Learning Disability: The Family Carer as Case Study


Dr Mathew Thomson

m dot thomson at warwick dot ac dot uk

Care for the Community

'Care for the Community', Neil Webb (2008).