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dc.contributor.authorColeborne, Catharine
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-07T22:28:35Z
dc.date.available2013-01-07T22:28:35Z
dc.date.copyright2012-01
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationColeborne, C. (2012). Insanity, gender and empire: women living a 'loose kind of life' on the colonial institutional margins, 1870-1910. Health and History, 14(1), 77-99.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6990
dc.description.abstractThis article examines how female immigrants were characterised inside the Yarra Bend Asylum in Melbourne, Victoria (Hospital for the Insane after 1905), once they slipped into the world of the institutionally ‘hidden.’ Forms of social difference inside colonial institutions for the insane were embedded in patient case records. This article argues that through a closer examination of cases of female immigrants, we might find out more about gender relations in colonial situations. In particular, this article returns to ideas about women patients and constructions of these women through case records to uncover new interpretations of this material in the Australasian context. To do this, it sets out specific ways of reading patient cases and teases out the importance of these frameworks for making some kind of synthesis of the ways in which institutionalised people—already at the margins of society—were further marginalised inside institutional populations through specific practices. It examines immigrant women in the hospitals for the insane; the cases of women designated as living so-called ‘loose’ lives who also ended up inside the institution for the insane; and finally, concludes with a commentary about the descriptive power of cases and the production of concepts of gender, class, and race difference within their pages.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicineen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofHealth and History
dc.rightsCopyright 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. This article has been published in the journal: Health and History. Used with permission.
dc.subjectInsanityen_NZ
dc.subjectfemale immigrantsen_NZ
dc.subjectpatientsen_NZ
dc.subjectVictoriaen_NZ
dc.subjectEmpireen_NZ
dc.titleInsanity, gender and empire: women living a 'loose kind of life' on the colonial institutional margins, 1870-1910en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.5401/healthhist.14.1.0077en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSpecial Issue: Health and Place: Medicine, Ethnicity, and Colonial Identitiesen_NZ
pubs.begin-page77en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37891
pubs.end-page99en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ


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