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Curing Queers Tommy Dickinson

Curing Queers

Tommy Dickinson

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ISBN : 9781784993580
Paperback
306 pages
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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 mentalMoreDrawing 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. It examines why the majority of the nurses followed orders in administering the treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in straightening out queer men but also why a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. 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. It will be of interest to general readers as well as scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, and health care ethics and law.