The Incorrigible Girls: Psychiatry and reform schools in 20th century Denmark

  • Frydendahl Larsen, Bolette (PI)

Project: Dissertation

Project Details

Layman's description

My PhD-project is an investigation of how psychiatry and psychiatric diagnosis were increasingly mobilized to explain the problem of so-called ’difficult young girls’ in educational work at Danish reform schools during the 20th century. A key part of the project is to investigate the shifting meanings, functions and effects of the diagnosis ”psychopathy” at an institutional and individual level.
Effective start/end date2012/09/012016/12/31

UKÄ subject classification

  • Gender Studies
  • History

Free keywords

  • Gender History
  • History of Psychiatry
  • History of Sexuality
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Feminist Theory
  • 20th Century
  • Social Work