Article ID: CBB943092784

From asylum to action in Scotland: The emergence of the Scottish Union of Mental Patients, 1971–2 (2017)

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By analysing a collection of documents authored by Thomas Ritchie, founder of the Scottish Union of Mental Patients (SUMP), this study recounts the emergence of mental patient unionism at Hartwood Hospital, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The discourse and action employed by Ritchie and SUMP are understood and situated in relation to intended audiences, social and material conditions of the asylum space, and transformations in cultures beyond the asylum, including nascent industrial strife, social liberalism, civil rights, the London ‘underground’ and counter-cultures.

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Authors & Contributors
Vreugdenhil, Anthea
Wisnioski, Matthew H.
Murray, Heather Michelle
Lamb, Susan D.
Prior, Pauline M.
John, Heather Varughese
Journals
History of Psychiatry
Health and History
Journal of American Culture
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Journal of Literature and Science
Publishers
MIT Press
Routledge
University of Calgary Press
Presses Universitaires de Rennes
Bloomsbury Academic
Scrimgeour Yorkshire
Concepts
Psychiatric hospitals
Medicine and society
Patients
Mental disorders and diseases
Psychiatry
Medicine and culture
People
Robb, Barbara
Time Periods
20th century, late
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
18th century
Places
United States
England
Australia
Canada
France
Great Britain
Institutions
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Rockefeller Foundation
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