alexa Madwives: Schizophrenic Women in the 1950s
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Author(s): Carol A B Warren

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This book is about life as a woman, marriage, and mental hospitalization in the 1950's. It is based on the lives of seventeen women who were diagnosed as schizophrenic, institutionalized in Napa State Hospital in California, and then released. It is about their husbands, their children, and their social circles. It is, in short, a study of gender. The original study was designed to examine the impact of mental hospitalization on families over a thirty-six-month period, beginning with the first week of admission and ending as much as a year after discharge.

This article was published in Contemporary Sociology and referenced in Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

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