The (un)dress of the mad poor in England, c.1650—1850. Part 2

  title={The (un)dress of the mad poor in England, c.1650—1850. Part 2},
  author={J. Andrews},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  pages={131 - 156}
  • J. Andrews
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, History
  • History of Psychiatry
  • The second part of this paper assesses how far the dominant imager y of the (un)dress of the mad poor, found in the literar y, medical and representational sources discussed in Part 1, corresponds with actual conditions and provisions for the poor insane as revealed in institutional and documentar y sources. This is necessarily attempted through a selective sample of sources, in particular clothing procurement for the poor insane as chronicled in parochial records. More especially, the… CONTINUE READING

    Tables and Topics from this paper.

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    ‘Good in all respects’: appearance and dress at Staffordshire County Lunatic Asylum, 1818-54
    • 21
    • Highly Influenced
    Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England
    • 15
    • PDF
    The face of madness in Romania: the origin of psychiatric photography in Eastern Europe
    • 6
    Photographs from the Grahamstown Lunatic Asylum, South Africa, 1890-1907
    • 7
    • PDF
    English pauper lunatics in the era of the old poor law
    • 4
    • Highly Influenced
    Deinstitutionalizing the history of contemporary psychiatry
    • 12
    Cultural and social history of psychiatry
    • 11


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    The Most Solitary of Afflictions: Madness and Society in Britain, 1700-1900
    • 159
    The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980
    • 242
    • PDF
    The Great Reclothing of Rural England: Petty Chapmen and their Wares in the Seventeenth Century
    • 168
    The state of the poor
    • 105
    The pleasure of your Bedlam'
    • 9
    Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865
    • 56
    Social Order/Mental Disorder: Anglo-American Psychiatry in Historical Perspective
    • 168