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The Borderland of Imbecility: Medicine, society and the fabrication of the feeble mind in late Victorian and Edwardian England

£280.00

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Feeble-mindedness was a late Victorian and Edwardian obsession. Unlike madness, idiocy has not been much written about, but it has its own tragic story. This book examines both how and why certain children and adults were labeled as feeble-minded and segregated into special schools and colonies in late Victorian and Edwardian England. This challenging book exploits a rich variety of archival sources and a wide range of contemporary medical, educational, and parliamentary material.
In near-fine condition, with slight scuffing and scratches to dustjacket; blue cloth boards have small white mark on front and very slight wear to top of spine. Pages are crisp and as new.

Item details

Author(s):
Jackson, Mark
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Edition:
1st (2000)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719054567
ISBN-13:
9780719054563
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The Borderland of Imbecility: Medicine, society and the fabrication of the feeble mind in late Victorian and Edwardian England9780719054563

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Feeble-mindedness was a late Victorian and Edwardian obsession. Unlike madness, idiocy has not been much written about, but it has its own tragic story. This book examines both how and why certain children and adults were labeled as feeble-minded and segregated into special schools and colonies in late Victorian and Edwardian England. This challenging book exploits a rich variety of archival sources and a wide range of contemporary medical, educational, and parliamentary material.
In near-fine condition, with slight scuffing and scratches to dustjacket; blue cloth boards have small white mark on front and very slight wear to top of spine. Pages are crisp and as new.

Author(s):
Jackson, Mark
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Edition:
1st (2000)
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0719054567
ISBN-13:
9780719054563
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The Borderland of Imbecility: Medicine, society and the fabrication of the feeble mind in late Victorian and Edwardian England9780719054563

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