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Books by Brookes, Barbara

Unfortunate Folk: Essays on Mental Health Treatment, 1863–1992

ISBN: 978 1 877276 09 5

From electro-convulsive therapy to epilepsy, from criminal lunacy to community care, 'Unfortunate Folk': Essays on Mental Health Treatment, 1863-1992, opens windows on to the history of mental health treatment in New Zealand. 'Unfortunate Folk' is edited by Professor Barbara Brookes of the University of Otago's history department, and independent editor Jane Thomson. It is one of the few books available on the history of mental health in New Zealand.

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Communities of Women: Historical perspectives

ISBN: 1 877276 31 6

The sense of belonging to a community is real but communities are also necessarily, imagined by the people who belong to them. Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives examines how women have perceived and lived in communities. Communities of Women provides insights on how women's lives have been shaped by communities in vastly different times and places. A series of essays by international contributors range from medieval Swabia to twentieth century Australasia.