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dc.contributor.authorBrückner, Burkhart
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-24T11:39:55Z
dc.date.available2022-02-24T11:39:55Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53145
dc.description.abstractThis comparative study examines the emergence and political significance of lunatics’ rights activism in Europe between 1870 and 1920. In writing the history of the criticism of psychiatry, scholars have so far mainly focused on the second half of the twentieth century. This chapter, however, shows that the decades around 1900 already saw a widespread criticism ‘from below’ accompanying the professionalisation and modernisation of European psychiatry. The comparative analysis of the careers of two key campaign leaders, Louisa Lowe (1820–1901) in England and Adolf Glöklen (1861–c.1935) in Germany, reveals the similarities and differences in their motives, ways of campaigning, mobilisation success and political agency at the individual and collective level. Drawing on concepts from the political sociology of social movements and disability history, the chapter highlights the connections between early lunatics’ rights activism and socio-historical categories like ‘class’, ‘gender’ and ‘body’ and identifies these campaigns as political predecessors of the contemporary consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial Histories of Medicineen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicineen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish historyen_US
dc.subject.otheractivism; Adolf Glöklen; c/s/x-movement; history of psychiatry; Louisa Lowe; nineteenth century; patients’ rights; twentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleChapter 3 Lunatics’ rights activism in Britain and the German Empire, 1870-1920en_US
dc.title.alternativea European perspectiveen_US
dc.typechapter
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oapen.collectionWellcomeen_US
oapen.pages28en_US
oapen.place.publicationManchesteren_US


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