Journal: Rethinking History 22:3

The latest issue of Rethinking History is a special issue about “bureaucracy, archive files and knowledge production”. Most articles deal with psychiatric asylums, real and imagined, and their creation of knowledge and lettered paper:

Sally Swartz, Asylum case records: fact and fiction

Volkes Hess, Bookkeeping madness. Archives and filing between court and ward

James Dunk, Work, paperwork and the imaginary Tarban Creek Lunatic Asylum, 1846

Barbara Brookes, Papering over madness: accountability and resistance in colonial asylum files: a New Zealand case study

James Moran, A tale of two bureaucracies: asylum and lunacy law paperwork



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