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How Sleeplessness Alarmed Modernity
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Dietmar Hank, Helen Ball, Ved P Varma, Lee Scrivner, Hazel O'Dowd
This book brings together an unprecedented number and range of contributions from different disciplines relating to sleep in one comprehensive volume. The contributors explore the science of sleep - what it is, what makes it happen and why we do i...
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"...richly detailed and thorough in its research, Becoming Insomniac will no doubt prove a piquant counterpoint and complement to works such as Anson Rabinbach's The Human Motor: Energy, Fatigue and the Origins of Modernity (1990). Certainly, Scrivner has produced a novel and engaging study. Through uniting psychological, philosophical and literary perspectives, his history occupies a singular interdisciplinary nexus, offering much to the evaluation of insomnia as it was perceived in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and indeed in the Internet age." - Eleanor Dobson, Cultural History
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Lee Scrivner has taught English and the Humanities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA; The University of London, Birkbeck, UK; and at Bo?azici University in Istanbul, Turkey. He currently resides in Colombia with his wife and three sons.
Prologomenon 1. A Modern Insomnia 2. The Freeing of the Will 3. The Narrowing of the Attention 4. In Vicious Circles: The Physiologies of Exhaustion 5. Mental Hyperactivity and the Hematologies of Sleep 6. Psychologorrhea 7. Slumber and Self Subdivided 8. Prostheses and Antitheses 9. Insomniac Modernism 10. Volitional Regress and Egress