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The Resource This way madness lies : the asylum and beyond, Mike Jay

This way madness lies : the asylum and beyond, Mike Jay

Label
This way madness lies : the asylum and beyond
Title
This way madness lies
Title remainder
the asylum and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Mike Jay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Curator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This Way Madness Lies is a thought-provoking exploration of the history of madness and its treatment as seen through the lens of its proverbial home: Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, popularly known as Bedlam. The book charts the evolution of the asylum through four incarnations: the eighteenth-century madhouse, the nineteenth century asylum, the twentieth-century mental hospital, and the post-asylum modern day, when mental health has become the concern of the wider community. The book reveals the role that the history of madness and its treatment has played in creating the landscape of the asylum, in all its iterations. Moving and sometimes provocative illustrations sourced from the Wellcome Collection's extensive archives and the Bethlem Royal Hospital's archive highlight the trajectory of each successive era of institution: founded in the optimistic spirit of humanitarian reform but eventually dismantled amid accusations of cruelty and neglect. Each chapter concludes with a selection of revealing and captivating artwork created by some of the inmates of the institutions of that era. This Way Madness Lies highlights fundamental questions that remain relevant and unresolved: What lies at the root of mental illness? Should sufferers be segregated from society or integrated more fully? And in today's post-asylum society, what does the future hold for a world beyond Bedlam?" -- Publisher's description
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YDXCP
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1959 December 14-
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Jay, Mike
Dewey number
  • 362.210942109
  • 150
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC450.G72
LC item number
L722 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rodríguez Muñoz, Bárbara
  • Wellcome Collection
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  • Bethlem Royal Hospital (London, England)
  • Bethlem Royal Hospital (London, England)
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Asylums
  • Mental health services
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Asylums
  • Mental health services
  • Mental illness
  • Mentally ill
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Great Britain
Label
This way madness lies : the asylum and beyond, Mike Jay
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book is published in partnership with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond', curated by Mike Jay and Bárbara Rodriguez Mun̋oz, held at Wellcome Collection, London, from 15 September 2016 to 15 January 2017"--Page 255
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794018
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780500518977
Lccn
2016931244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500518977
  • (OCoLC)940361911
Label
This way madness lies : the asylum and beyond, Mike Jay
Publication
Note
"This book is published in partnership with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition 'Bedlam: the asylum and beyond', curated by Mike Jay and Bárbara Rodriguez Mun̋oz, held at Wellcome Collection, London, from 15 September 2016 to 15 January 2017"--Page 255
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794018
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780500518977
Lccn
2016931244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500518977
  • (OCoLC)940361911

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