The Incorrigible Girls: Psychiatry and reform schools in 20th century Denmark
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Gender Studies
- Gender History, History of Psychiatry, History of Sexuality, Juvenile Delinquency, Feminist Theory, 20th Century, Social Work
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 date||2012/09/01 → 2016/12/31|