Agency & Resistance
Here are examples of ways in which those who lived, worked or had family in the institutions remember actively resisting, or exercising agency by coping or engaging with the controlling regimes.
(Grateful to Natalie Mullen for the idea of 'agency' as it used here. Mullen, N. (2019). Negotiating the asylum : patient agency and institutional authority in Lancaster County Asylum, 1840 to 1915. Unpublished PhD, thesis, Lancaster University.)