Hysteria: The Biography (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2009-10-08
Förlag
OUP Oxford
Illustrationer
15 black and white illustrations
Dimensioner
203 x 139 x 19 mm
Vikt
344 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780199560967

Hysteria: The Biography

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The story of hysteria is a curious one, for it persists as an illness for centuries before disappearing. Andrew Scull gives a fascinating account of this socially constructed disease that came to be strongly associated with women, showing the shifts in social, cultural, and medical perceptions through history.
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George Rousseau, TLS Elegantly constructed book...


The Scotsman The stories they tell are often fascinating and alarming - pitched somewhere between farce, genius, horror and a lab report.


The Scotsman These four 'biographies' of diseases go far beyond questions of biology or medical practice; they talk politics, sex and class, faith.


Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal The notion of an ailment having a birth, a lifespan, and - ideally - a demise...is an illuminating and useful concept.


Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal Andrew Scull's exploration...provides an utterly enthralling study of medical ideology and sociology.


Wendy Moore, British Medical Journal Should be required reading for all students of medicine.


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<br>Andrew Scull is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego.<br>

Innehållsförteckning

Prologue: Suffocation of the mother; 1. Mysteria; 2. Neurologie; 3. An English malady?; 4. Reflexly mad; 5. American Nervousness; 6. A hysterical circus; 7. Freudian hysterics; 8. The wounds of war; 9. L'hysterie morte?; Further reading