This unusually bold and thought-provoking book offers a new interpretation of the course of English history. While it focuses on the period from the twelfth century to the seventeenth, and especially on the later middle ages of c.1300-c.1550, its story of the “commoning” of the English political system—the rise of the common people and their concerns to the centre of politics—has very wide resonances, extending to the industrial revolution, the British Empire and beyond.
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Living Arrangement Preferences of Elderly People in Taiwan as Affected by Family Resources and Social Participation
Monopolizing the Property of Skill: A Prosopographic Analysis of a Finnish Ironworks Community
Forging ahead : Works Progress Administration
Planning the Growth of a Metropolis: Factors Influencing Development Patterns in West London, 1875-2005
Making and Breaking the Working Class: Worker Recruitment in the National Textile Industry in Interwar Egypt
The nature of King James VI/I’s medical conditions: new approaches to the diagnosis
The life of James is reviewed and previously-proposed diagnoses are considered. James’s medical history is
discussed in detail and, where possible, examined with validated symptom scales. Using an online database
of neurological diseases, the authors show that James’s symptomatology is compatible with a diagnosis of
Attenuated (mild) Lesch-Nyhan disease; no evidence was found to support a diagnosis of acute porphyria.
In addition, there is evidence of associated Asperger traits which may explain some of the King’s unusual
behavioural and psycho-social features.
“I’ve Got Some Lovin’ To Do”
Murphy, the daughter of noted architect Luther R. Bailey, grew up in Portland, Ore. and attended Reed College. She later made her way to the Bay Area, where she became a social worker and married Joe Murphy, a labor activist and organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or “Wobblies”).
“These Indians Are Apparently Well to Do”: The Myth of Capitalism and Native American Labor
Getting miles away from Terman: Did the CRPS fund Catharine Cox Miles’s unsilenced psychology of sex?
Psychologist Catharine Cox Miles (1890–1984) is often remembered as the junior author, with Lewis Terman, of Sex and Personality. Written with support from the Committee for Research on the Problems of Sex (CRPS), Sex and Personality introduced the “masculinity-femininity” personality measure to psychology in 1936. Miles has been overlooked by some historians and constructed as a silent, indirect feminist by others.
Creating the College Man: American Mass Magazines and Middle-Class Manhood 1890-1915. By Daniel A. Clark (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010. 256 pp. $26.95)
Britain’s Siberia (1909)
‘Sympathy for the Devil?’ The West German Left and the Challenge of Terrorism
‘Looking as Little Like Patients as Persons Well Could’: Hypnotism, Medicine and the Problem of the Suggestible Subject in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain
Help your neighborhood by keeping your premises clean: Tenement House Dept. of the City of New York (1936/37)
Aliéné enchaîné à Bedlam
The problem of the morally defective (1904)
History of child protection services
The Social Worker
John is not really dull – he may only need his eyes examined (1936/37)
Statistical analysis of infant mortality and its causes in the United Kingdom (1910)
Positions in social work (1916)
An enquiry into malnutrition based on investigation by the Ipswich Committee against Malnutrition (1938)
The attitude of the Socialist Party toward the alcohol question (1907)
One for the Road: Drunk Driving since 1900
Distress in East London (1867)
A history of the Irish poor law: in connexion with the condition of the people (1856)
The Construction of Shell Shock in New Zealand, 1919-1939: A Reassessment
This article explores the competing constructions of shell shock in New Zealand during and after the Great War. It begins by considering the army’s construction of shell shock as a discipline problem, before going on to consider the medical profession’s attempts to place it within a somatic and then psychogenic paradigm. While shell shock was initially viewed as a psychogenic condition in New Zealand, within a few years of the end of the war it had become increasingly subject to medical understandings of the psychiatric profession, who dominated the treatment of the mentally ill.
Japanese American Wartime Experience, Tamotsu Shibutani and Methodological Innovation, 1942–1978
St Martin’s Workhouse (1871)
The Death of the Sick Role
Before and After 9-11-01
Paternal authority and patrilineal power: stem family arrangements in peasant communities and eighteenth-century Tyrolean marriage contracts
In historical research, stem family arrangements are regarded as a classic context for the exertion of paternal power and authority. Inheritance practice has hitherto been considered a crucial basis for stem family households, but this paper emphasizes the significance of marital property law, as an instrument for further reinforcing paternal authority by means of patrilineal logics and the vertical orientation derived from these.
Diagnosing Empire: Women, Medical Knowledge, and Colonial Mobility
ANIMAL TALES: OBSERVATIONS OF THE EMOTIONS IN AMERICAN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1890–1940
Pauper Lives in Georgian London
War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America
At the American Civil War’s end, President Andrew Johnson affirmed the federal government’s commitment to disabled veterans, intoning that ‘a grateful people will not hesitate to sanction any measures having for their relief of soldiers mutilated . . . in the effort to preserve our national existence’ (p. 2).
IN SEARCH OF THE KINGDOM: THE SOCIAL GOSPEL, SETTLEMENT SOCIOLOGY, AND THE SCIENCE OF REFORM IN AMERICA’S PROGRESSIVE ERA
Le Pays du Soleil: The Art of Heliotherapy on the Côte d’Azur
This interdisciplinary article explores the early history of heliotherapy (natural sunlight therapy) on the Côte d’Azur through its visual culture. It concentrates on images, and the texts within which they appear, of children undergoing heliotherapy dating to the First World War, as a way into examining the significance of the cure during a period of perceived national degeneration.
The residents of RD Laing’s Kingsley Hall
RD Laing, the radical psychiatrist opened a centre in London in 1965 that aimed to revolutionise the treatment of mental illness. Kingsley Hall soon became notorious for drugs, wild parties, therapy and mystics. Almost five decades on, photographer Dominic Harris has tracked down former residents, visited them, photographed them and interviewed them. The result is a self-published photography book, The Residents, which includes Harris’s intimate portraits, as well as personal testimonies of those who were there.
Kingsley Hall: RD Laing’s experiment in anti-psychiatry
Rethinking sexual modernity in twentieth-century Germany
Automatism, Surrealism and the making of French psychopathology: the case of Pierre Janet
The Demographics of Empire: the Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge. Edited by Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell, and Gregory H. Maddox (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2010. ix plus 292 pp. $64.95, hardcover)
In The Demographics of Empire, Dennis Cordell suggests that postmodern and postcolonial theories have led the study of African historical demography, on decline in the 1990s, into a period of renaissance. He argues that scholars are “responding to and profiting from the challenges presented by these theoretical perspectives” that have cast doubt on demographic studies of the African past.
St Martin’s Workhouse
Efficacy and Enlightenment: LSD Psychotherapy and the Drug Amendments of 1962
President Roosevelt’s Economic Security Bill
When President Roosevelt submitted his Social Security proposal to Congress in January 1935, he also transmitted draft legislation, entitled the Economic Security Bill. The Administration’s bill was introduced in the House by Congressmen Doughton and Lewis and in the Senate by Senator Wagner. This draft bill was the starting point for the legislative consideration of Social Security in 1935.