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The Resource 'Curing queers' : mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974, Tommy Dickinson, (electronic resource)

'Curing queers' : mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974, Tommy Dickinson, (electronic resource)

Label
'Curing queers' : mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974
Title
'Curing queers'
Title remainder
mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Dickinson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, Curing queers examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive treatment for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. The book begins in 1935 with the first official report on the use of aversion therapy to combat homosexual desire and continues until 1974, when the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its diagnostic manual as a category of psychiatric disorder. It thereby covers a critical period in British queer history during which the reigning public and professional discourse surrounding homosexuality shifted from crime to sickness to tolerance. The majority of nurses followed orders in administering treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in straightening out queer men, but a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. This book provides an in-depth examination of both groups, and offers some intriguing insights into the hidden gay lives of some of the nurses themselves, and the inevitable tension between their own identities and desires and the treatments they administered to others. Curing queers makes a significant and substantial contribution to the history of nursing and the history of sexuality, bringing together two sub-disciplines that combine only infrequently. Therefore, it will be of interest to scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, health care ethics and law, as well as the general reader.--
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Dickinson, Tommy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
Series statement
  • Nursing history and humanities
  • Ebsco eBook Collection
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  • Psychiatric nursing
  • Aversion therapy
  • Nurse and patient
  • Gay men
  • Transvestism
Label
'Curing queers' : mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974, Tommy Dickinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1083205
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Oppression and suppression of the sexual deviant, 1939-1967 -- Work and practice of mental nurses, 1930-1959 -- "Subordinate nurses" -- "Subversive nurses" -- Liberation, 1957-1974
Control code
ybp12659137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781784990626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926047150
Label
'Curing queers' : mental nurses and their patients, 1935-1974, Tommy Dickinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1083205
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Oppression and suppression of the sexual deviant, 1939-1967 -- Work and practice of mental nurses, 1930-1959 -- "Subordinate nurses" -- "Subversive nurses" -- Liberation, 1957-1974
Control code
ybp12659137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781784990626
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926047150

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