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Asylums, isolation and sport

Ellis, Robert (2011) Asylums, isolation and sport. In: What is the Future of Sport History in Academia?: a symposium, Wednesday 29th June 2011, University of Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In recent times, historians with an interest in the history of mental health institutions have explored the
tensions at work in the social and physical separation of the insane. Addressing the notion of ‘total
institutions’, recent work has concluded that the walls of asylums were often more ‘permeable’ than
other healthcare institutions such as general hospitals. Central to this changing perspective has been
the movement of visitors in and out of asylums. The paper will seek to place sport, and cricket in
particular, within that wider framework. It will consider whether it was patients or staff that formed the
basis of teams and consider the implications that this has for recent debates on ‘permeability’. In this
case, the paper will show that an examination of sports participation can help to illuminate asylums’
place within the wider community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 16:34
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 12:52
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/11051

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