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The Resource Dangerous motherhood : insanity and childbirth in Victorian Britain, Hilary Marland

Dangerous motherhood : insanity and childbirth in Victorian Britain, Hilary Marland

Label
Dangerous motherhood : insanity and childbirth in Victorian Britain
Title
Dangerous motherhood
Title remainder
insanity and childbirth in Victorian Britain
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Marland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dangerous Motherhood is the first major study of the close and complex relationship between mental disorder and childbirth. Taking as its main focus the early and mid-nineteenth century, it traces the creation of a new category of mental breakdown, one linked closely to ideals of maternity and domestic ideology. By exploring the relationship between women, their families and their doctors, Marland reveals how explanations for the onset of puerperal insanity were drawn from a broad set of moral, social and environmental frameworks, rather than being seen as bound to female vulnerability and biological explanations alone."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marland, Hilary
Dewey number
618.7/6/09410934
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RG851
LC item number
.M37 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WQ 11 FA1
NLM item number
M347d 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puerperal psychoses
  • Childbirth
  • Motherhood
  • Puerperal Disorders
  • Puerperal Disorders
  • History, 19th Century
  • Mothers
  • Parturition
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • United Kingdom
Label
Dangerous motherhood : insanity and childbirth in Victorian Britain, Hilary Marland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-289) 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
Contents
The birth of puerperal insanity -- Boundaries of expertise and the location of puerperal insanity -- Disordered households : puerperal insanity and the bourgeois home -- Thin, incoherent, and violent : patients and puerperal insanity in the Royal Edinburgh Asylum -- Women, doctors and mental disorder : explaining puerperal insanity in the nineteenth century -- Dangerous mothers : puerperal insanity and infanticide -- From redemption to the dark age : the decline of puerperal insanity
Control code
54007040
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781403920386
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2003070728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dangerous motherhood : insanity and childbirth in Victorian Britain, Hilary Marland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-289) 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
Contents
The birth of puerperal insanity -- Boundaries of expertise and the location of puerperal insanity -- Disordered households : puerperal insanity and the bourgeois home -- Thin, incoherent, and violent : patients and puerperal insanity in the Royal Edinburgh Asylum -- Women, doctors and mental disorder : explaining puerperal insanity in the nineteenth century -- Dangerous mothers : puerperal insanity and infanticide -- From redemption to the dark age : the decline of puerperal insanity
Control code
54007040
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781403920386
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2003070728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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