How did ideas about vulnerability to mental disorder change in the 20th century?
How influential was anti-psychiatry?
Why was the asylum abandoned in the 20th century?
Abandoning the asylums also meant abandoning the insane. Do you agree?
** Roy Porter, ‘Two Cheers for Psychiatry! The Social History of Mental Disorder in Twentieth Century Britain’, in 150 Years of British Psychiatry II, pp. 383-406. Scanned article (course extracts HI383) and Talis Aspire
** Mark Micale, ‘The Psychiatric Body’, in Roger Cooter and John Pickstone (eds), Medicine in the Twentieth Century (Harwood International, 2000), pp. 323-46. Talis Aspire
** Joan Busfield, ‘Mental Illness’, in Roger Cooter and John Pickstone (eds), Medicine in the Twentieth Century (Harwood International, 2000), pp. 633-51. Talis Aspire
** Barbara Taylor, 'The Demise of the Asylum in Late Twentieth-Century Britain: A Personal History', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 21 (2011), 193-215. e-journal
* Special issue of Medical History ‘Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in the Twentieth Century’, 48: 4 (October 2004). e-journal
** Vicky Long, Destigmatising Mental illness?: Professional Politics and Public Education in Britain, 1870-1970 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015). e-book
* Ian Dowbiggen, The Quest for Mental Health: A Tale of Science, Medicine, Scandal, Sorrow, and Mass Society (Cambridge University Press, 2011). e-book
* Volker Roelcke, Paul J. Weindling, and Louise Westwood (eds), International Relations in Psychiatry: Britain, Germany, and the United States to World War II (University of Rochester Press, 2010). e-book
* Erving Goffman, Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and other Inmates (1961, Pelican edn 1968). e-book and several copies in library
Nick Crossley, 'R.D. Laing and the British Anti-Psychiatry Movement: A Socio-Historical Analysis', Social Science & Medicine, 47 (1998), 877-89. e-journal
Jonathan Toms, 'MIND, Anti-Psychiatry, and the Case of the Mental Hygiene Movement's "Discursive Transformation', Social History of Medicine, 33 (2020), 622-40. e-journal
Andrew Scull, ‘Psychiatry and its Historians’, History of Psychiatry, 2 (1991), 239-50. e-journal
Daniel Burston, The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing (Harvard University Press, 1996).
R.D. Laing, The Divided Self (Penguin edn 1990; 1st pub. 1960).
R.D. Laing and A. Esterson, Sanity, Madness and the Family (1970 edn, 1st pub. London: Tavistock, 1964). e-book and multiple copies in libary (Read Laing’s books and commentaries on his work, shelfmark RC514L2.)
* Thomas S. Szasz, The Manufacture of Madness (New York: Dell, 1970).
* Thomas S. Szasz, The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct (New York: Paladin, 1961; revised edn New York: Harper and Row, 1974).
Thomas S. Szasz, The Age of Madness: The History of Involuntary Mental Hospitalization Presented in Selected Texts (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975).
* Ken Kesey, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962, numerous edns). Film also available in Short loan collection
* Hugh Freeman (ed.), A Century of Psychiatry (London: Mosby, 1999).
* David Healy, The Anti-Depressant Era (Harvard, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1997).
* Joan Busfield, ‘Restructuring Mental Health Services in Twentieth-Century Britain’, in Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra and Roy Porter (eds), Cultures of Psychiatry (Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1998), pp. 9-28. e-book
* Liam Clarke, ‘The Opening of Doors in British Mental Hospitals in the 1950s’, History of Psychiatry, 4 (1993), 527-51. e-journal
* Andrew Scull, Decarceration: Community Treatment and the Deviant (London: Prentice Hall, 1977; Cambridge: Polity, 1984).
* Diana Gittins, Madness in its Place: Narratives of Severalls Hospitals, 1913-1997 (Routledge: London, 1998). e-book
** Barbara Taylor, The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Time (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2014).