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- DescriptionThe relationship between migration and mental health is controversial, contested, and pertinent. In a highly mobile world, where voluntary and enforced movements of population are increasing and likely to continue to grow, that relationship needs to be better understood, yet the termilogy is often vague and the issues are wide-ranging. Getting to grips with them requires tools drawn from different disciplines and professions. Such a multidisciplinary approach is central to this book. Six historical studies are integrated with chapters by a theologian, geographer, anthropologist, social worker and psychiatrist to produce an evaluation that addresses key concepts and methodologies, and reflects practical involvement as well as academic scholarship. Ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, the book explores the causes of mental breakdown among migrants; the psychological changes stemming from their struggles with challenging life circumstances; and changes in medical, political and public attitudes and responses in different eras and locations.
- Author BiographyMarjory Harper is Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Her research interests and publications are primarily in the Scottish diaspora since 1800, and her two most recent books have both won international prizes. She co-authored Migration and Empire (2010) and is currently working on two further monographs.
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication19/07/2016
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleMental Health in Historical Perspective
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Notebiography
- Weight514 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byMarjory Harper
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