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Author Edington, Claire, 1984- author

Title Beyond the asylum : mental illness in French colonial Vietnam / Claire Edington
Published Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Contents Introduction : getting out of the asylum : writing the social history of psychiatry in French colonial Vietnam -- The legal category of the " insane" person in French Indochina : a background to confinement -- Patients, staff and the everyday challenges of asylum administration -- Labor as therapy : agricultural colonies and the re-education of the insane -- Going in and getting out of the colonial asylum : families and the politics of caregiving -- Mental illness and treatment advice in the Vietnamese popular press -- Psychiatric expertise and Indochina's crime problem
Summary "This book looks beyond the asylum to consider how psychiatry in French colonial Vietnam was produced in everyday exchanges between lay people and experts"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mental illness -- Social aspects -- Vietnam -- History.
Mentally ill -- Care -- Vietnam -- History.
Mentally ill -- Vietnam -- Social conditions.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Vietnam -- History.
Psychiatry -- Vietnam -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018047923
ISBN 150173394X
9781501733949 (electronic bk.)
9781501733956 (epub/mobi)