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

Project: Dissertation

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Gender Studies
  • History

Keywords

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

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.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2012/09/012016/12/31

Participants