Picture of virus under microscope

Research under the microscope...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

Strathprints serves world leading Open Access research by the University of Strathclyde, including research by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS), where research centres such as the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit, SeaBioTech and the Centre for Biophotonics are based.

Explore SIPBS research

'That awful place was home': reflections on the contested meanings of Craig Dunain Asylum

Burns, Nicola and Parr, Hester and Philo, Chris (2003) 'That awful place was home': reflections on the contested meanings of Craig Dunain Asylum. Scottish Geographical Magazine, 119 (4). pp. 341-360. ISSN 0036-9225

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The paper explores a particular Scottish asylum geography (Craig Dunain Hospital near Inverness) as a meaningful social space. Drawing on archival evidence and combined with contemporary patient and staff voices, the contested meanings of this institution are discussed. In particular, patient narratives reveal both positive and negative assessments of internal and external asylum spaces. Changing feelings about the asylum are argued to be related to matters of geography, and are conceived in terms of distance from and proximity to the institution.