Networks of Care: Asylum Children, Typology, and Experience

  • Steven J. Taylor
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)


Children are profiled in this chapter to identify how asylums operated during the period. It looks at the ‘types’ of youngsters kept in each institution and attempts to place them in the broader socio-economic atmosphere of the time. This chapter looks at experiences through each asylum while considering the broader ethos of management and operation. Doing so reveals distinct fractures in the function of asylums and demonstrates typological differences between urban and rural areas.


Urban Institution Child Patient Moral Treatment Insane Child Rural Institution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Taylor
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  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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