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Mandatory Fields
Saris, AJ
1996
September
American Anthropologist
Mad kings, proper houses, and an asylum in rural Ireland
Published
16 ()
Optional Fields
SCHIZOPHRENIA
98
539
This essay examines aspects of the local history and cultural life of St. Columba's Mental Hospital, a formerly large asylum in the west of ireland. The way local people talk about the hospital as a place and the way the institution mixes its local, colonial, and national histories reveal that native spatial logics have succeeded in at least partially domesticating this bureaucratic structure, even as the asylum and the thinking that motivated it have contributed to historical changes at this periphery.
ARLINGTON
0002-7294
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