Fences, boats and teas: engendering patient lives at Peel Island lazaret

Youngberry, April and Prangnell, Jonathan (2013) Fences, boats and teas: engendering patient lives at Peel Island lazaret. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 17 3: 445-464. doi:10.1007/s10761-013-0233-2

Author Youngberry, April
Prangnell, Jonathan
Title Fences, boats and teas: engendering patient lives at Peel Island lazaret
Journal name International Journal of Historical Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1092-7697
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10761-013-0233-2
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 445
End page 464
Total pages 20
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Within institutions, a separate social world comes into existence. Gender is a crucial shaper of relations in this new world, defining status, relationships to others and personal identity. Understanding the gendered conditions of, and responses to, institutional care is an important social contribution of historical archaeology to contemporary society. Research on the Peel Island Lazaret in Moreton Bay, Queensland, uses a model for engendering archaeology, with modifications pertinent to historical archaeology. Analysis builds on the work of others who have investigated the ways in which men and women of the confined and confining classes experienced institutions and interacted with each other. This study also extends beyond these approaches in exploring the areas of “interpersonal agency” and relationship building, and the ways in which disadvantage minimization was mediated by the structuring principle of gender.
Keyword Lazaret
Leper hospital
Quarantine station
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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