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Eighteenth-century satirical prints
Barbara Stentz

, the authors of these pamphlets, scandal sheets and newspapers drew on the traditional theme of the uncontrolled appetite of ‘the Great’ as a metaphor of their abuse of power, in their descriptions. When the ‘patriotic tailor’ compares Louis XVI to his brother, he concludes that there is a great resemblance, for both are 283 Visualising the viscera ‘negligent, weak and slothful’, and he sees in each of them ‘a very heavy, cumbrous individual’. Indeed if, following the example of all of the Great, he has consumed a portion of the revenues of the State, his paunch at

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century
Analysing mental health discourses and practices in Ireland
Derek Chambers

Irish mental health policy, it is interesting to note that the principles of critical psychiatry, which developed in response to concern with proposed legislation to increase the coercive nature of psychiatric care in the UK, echo some of the statements within AVFC. Thus, critical psychiatry’s emphasis on ‘the critically appraised value of neurobiological, psychological, social, economic, political and spiritual determinants of wellbeing’, and its critique of ‘the influences of a dominant biomedical hegemony and abuses of power’ (Middleton, 2007: 41), can be witnessed

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
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The French human sciences and the crafting of modern subjectivity, 1794–1816
Laurens Schlicht

Sicard's experimental metaphysics was an answer to the challenge of regeneration, that is, of how a society with a history, with traditional customs and habits, might be regenerated without violence or shock, on the sole basis of the laws of nature, thereby avoiding the arbitrary abuse of power witnessed during the Terror. He framed this reference to nature within a sentimental narrative depicting education as an unimpeded discovery and development of immanent abilities through the enjoyment and admiration of nature. In Sicard, we therefore often find emotional

in Progress and pathology
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Katherine Fennelly

keepers are mentioned in the primary and secondary literature on lunatic asylums, they were generally referred to in terms of their role as disciplinarians, as enforcers of moral management at the lowest level. A few more-notorious examples appear in individual asylum reports, government inquiries, or the popular press for their abuse of power, such as the ‘three villains’ of 1810s Bethlem Asylum: Blackburn, Rodbird, and Allen. These three were alleged to have neglected and abused patients to such an extent that several patients died under their supervision (Arnold

in An archaeology of lunacy