Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the early years of Europe’s oldest psychiatric hospital, which opened as St Mary of Bethlehem outside Bishopsgate and soon became known as Bedlam.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the mind and theories of the psychiatrist Carl Jung who wrote about the concepts of ‘introverted’ and ‘extroverted’, and the significance of the collective history of Mankind.
Widely praised as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women (1988, 1996) was one of the first books to apply a race and gender lens to the U.S. welfare state. The first two editions successfully exposed how myths and stereotypes built into welfare state rules and regulations define women as “deserving” or “undeserving” of aid depending on their race, class, gender, and marital status. Based on considerable new research, the preface to this third edition explains the rise of Neoliberal policies in the mid-1970s, the strategies deployed since then to dismantle the welfare state, and the impact of this sea change on women and the welfare state after 1996.
British Trades Union Congress(TUC)
The group held a four-day meeting at the Jones Hotel in Philadelphia during which they created the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane. It was renamed the American Psychiatric Association in 1921.
In this collection of essays, Steve Fraser, the preeminent historian of American capitalism, sets the record straight, rewriting the arc of the American saga with class conflict center stage and mounting a serious challenge to the consoling fantasy of American exceptionalism.
Published by the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
Dorothea Buck in 1956. Twenty years earlier, Nazi authorities declared her schizophrenic and sterilized her. Years later she transformed herself from a full-time sculptor into a crusader on behalf of the mentally ill.
Business schools fetishize entrepreneurial innovation, but their most prominent heroes succeeded because they manipulated corporate law, not because of personal brilliance.
Richard Nixon, HUD Secretary Romney, and D.C. Mayor Washington tour a neighborhood damaged by riots after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.
Tommy Douglas standing under a CCF billboard shortly after his election, with C.M. Fines and Clarence Gillis
Elizabeth Wurtzel’s bestseller is deeply rooted in a specific, Gen-X cultural moment. Can it still speak to us in 2019?