The Resource Madness and democracy : the modern psychiatric universe, Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain ; translated by Catherine Porter, with a foreword by Jerrold Seigel, (electronic resource)

Madness and democracy : the modern psychiatric universe, Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain ; translated by Catherine Porter, with a foreword by Jerrold Seigel, (electronic resource)

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Madness and democracy : the modern psychiatric universe
Title
Madness and democracy
Title remainder
the modern psychiatric universe
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain ; translated by Catherine Porter, with a foreword by Jerrold Seigel
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
How the insane asylum became a laboratory of democracy is revealed in this provocative look at the treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century France. Political thinkers reasoned that if government was to rest in the hands of individuals, then measures should be taken to understand the deepest reaches of the self, including the state of madness. Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain maintain that the asylum originally embodied the revolutionary hope of curing all the insane by saving the glimmer of sanity left in them. Their analysis of why this utopian vision failed ultimately constitute
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MiAaPQ
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Gauchet, Marcel
Dewey number
  • 362.2/1
  • 362.21
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RC439
LC item number
.G2813 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Swain, Gladys
Series statement
New French thought
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  • Psychiatric hospital care
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Mental illness
Label
Madness and democracy : the modern psychiatric universe, Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain ; translated by Catherine Porter, with a foreword by Jerrold Seigel, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-315) and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
Advent, apotheosis, and failure of the asylum establishment -- pt. 2. The passions as a sketch of a general theory of mental alienation
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822874
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
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remote
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  • (CKB)111056486502484
  • (EBL)919504
  • (OCoLC)794663580
  • (SSID)ssj0000195297
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11202980
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000195297
  • (PQKBWorkID)10243671
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC919504
  • (OCoLC)51575493
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3565192
  • (EXLCZ)99111056486502484
Label
Madness and democracy : the modern psychiatric universe, Marcel Gauchet and Gladys Swain ; translated by Catherine Porter, with a foreword by Jerrold Seigel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-315) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Advent, apotheosis, and failure of the asylum establishment -- pt. 2. The passions as a sketch of a general theory of mental alienation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822874
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)111056486502484
  • (EBL)919504
  • (OCoLC)794663580
  • (SSID)ssj0000195297
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11202980
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000195297
  • (PQKBWorkID)10243671
  • (PQKB)10636476
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC919504
  • (OCoLC)51575493
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse36303
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3565192
  • (EXLCZ)99111056486502484

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