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Governing mental health: the Tasmanian mental health services commission annual reports, 1968-90

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Hazelton, M, Governing mental health: the Tasmanian mental health services commission annual reports, 1968-90, Australian and NZ Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 4, (4) pp. 151-167. ISSN 1324-3780 (1995) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This article uses a form of discourse analysis to examine a series of official reports on mental health matters in Tasmania during the period 1968-90. Drawing upon recent developments within ideology theory, and also on work that elaborates and extends Foucault's notion of governmentality, the study isolates and analyses the particular political rationalities and governmental technologies through which 'problems' of mental health in Tasmania have been rendered knowable and governable during the period in question.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other Health
Objective Field:Health not elsewhere classified
Author:Hazelton, M (Professor Mike Hazelton)
ID Code:7699
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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