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Published: 01 October 2015

240 Pages | 10 Diagrams, 8 Tables

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719087240

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Insanity, Identity and Empire

Immigrants and institutional confinement in Australia and New Zealand, 1873-1910

Catharine Coleborne

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • The first large study of institutional patient populations in Australia and New Zealand to examine immigrant identities
  • Innovative study of the formation of colonial social identity and institutional populations of the insane in Australia and New Zealand
  • New study takes gender, ethnicity and class to examine institutional populations of Australia and New Zealand across welfare and medical spaces
  • Colonial identities made visible through welfare and medical institutions for the poor and mobile populations of immigrants to the Australasian colonies
  • Takes a new perspective on institutions and ways of interpreting their archival records

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