'That awful place was home':reflections on the contested meanings of Craig Dunain asylum

Parr, Hester and Philo, Chris and Burns, Nicola (2003) 'That awful place was home':reflections on the contested meanings of Craig Dunain asylum. Scottish Geographical Journal, 119 (4). pp. 341-360. ISSN 1751-665X

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Abstract

The paper explores a particular Scottish asylum geography (Craig Dunain Hospital near Inverness) as a meaningful social space. Drawing on archival evidence and combined with contemporary patient and staff voices, the contested meanings of this institution are discussed. In particular, patient narratives reveal both positive and negative assessments of internal and external asylum spaces. Changing feelings about the asylum are argued to be related to matters of geography, and are conceived in terms of distance from and proximity to the institution.

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Journal Article
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Scottish Geographical Journal
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79589
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Deposited On:
17 May 2016 10:22
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Yes
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Published
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22 Jul 2020 02:40