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Hysteria

Hysteria Author Andrew Scull
ISBN-10 9780199692989
Release 2011-10-13
Pages 240
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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.



Hysteria the Disturbing History

Hysteria   the Disturbing History Author Andrew Scull
ISBN-10 OCLC:996410247
Release 2011
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Hysteria the Disturbing History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hysteria the Disturbing History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hysteria the Disturbing History book for free.



Hysteria The Biography

Hysteria  The Biography Author Andrew Scull
ISBN-10 9780199560967
Release 2009-10-08
Pages 240
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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.



Medical Muses

Medical Muses Author Asti Hustvedt
ISBN-10 9781408822357
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 372
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A groundbreaking book about the nineteenth century obsession with hysteria.



Hysterical Men

Hysterical Men Author Mark S MICALE
ISBN-10 9780674040984
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 366
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Over the course of several centuries, Western masculinity has successfully established itself as the voice of reason, knowledge, and sanity - he basis for patriarchal rule - in the face of massive testimony to the contrary. This book boldly challenges this triumphant vision of the stable and secure male by examining the central role played by modern science and medicine in constructing and sustaining it.



Hysteria The History of a Disease Illustr

Hysteria  The History of a Disease   Illustr  Author Ilza Veith
ISBN-10 OCLC:504741282
Release 1965
Pages 301
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Hysteria The History of a Disease Illustr has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hysteria The History of a Disease Illustr also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hysteria The History of a Disease Illustr book for free.



Hysteria Beyond Freud

Hysteria Beyond Freud Author Sander L. Gilman
ISBN-10 0520080645
Release 1993
Pages 478
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"Encyclopedically learned, up-to-date, authoritative, and altogether the best introduction to the subject that exists in any language."--Thomas Laqueur, author of "Making Sex"



Approaching Hysteria

Approaching Hysteria Author Mark S. Micale
ISBN-10 0691037175
Release 1995
Pages 327
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Few diseases have exercised the Western imagination as chronically as hysteria - from the wandering womb of ancient Greek medicine, to the demonically possessed witch of the Renaissance; from the "vaporous" salon women of Enlightenment Paris, through to the celebrated patients of Sigmund Freud, with their extravagant, erotically charged symptoms. In this fascinating and authoritative book, Mark Micale surveys encyclopedically the range of past and present readings of hysteria. Intellectual historians, historians of science and medicine, scholars in gender studies, art history, and literature, as well as psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and neurologists have all converged in the last decade on "the new hysteria studies." What does this burgeoning corpus of writing tell us? Why, in recent years, has the history of hysterical disorders carried such resonance for commentators in the sciences and humanities? What can we learn from the textual traditions of hysteria about writing the history of disease in general? What is the broader cultural meaning of the new hysteria studies? In the second half of the book, Micale discusses the many historical "cultures of hysteria." He reconstructs in detail the past usages of the hysteria concept as a powerful, descriptive trope in various nonmedical domains, including poetry, fiction, theater, social thought, political criticism, and the arts. His book is a pioneering attempt to write the historical phenomenology of disease in an age preoccupied with health, and a prescriptive remedy for writing histories of disease in the future.



Madhouses Mad Doctors and Madmen

Madhouses  Mad Doctors  and Madmen Author Andrew Scull
ISBN-10 9781512806823
Release 2015-08-12
Pages 400
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The Victorian Age saw the transformation of the madhouse into the asylum into the mental hospital; of the mad-doctor into the alienist into the psychiatrist; and of the madman (and madwoman) into the mental patient. In Andrew Scull's edited collection Madhouses, Mad-Doctors, and Madmen, contributors' essays offer a historical analysis of the issues that continue to plague the psychiatric profession today. Topics covered include the debate over the effectiveness of institutional or community treatment, the boundary between insanity and criminal responsibility, the implementation of commitment laws, and the differences in defining and treating mental illness based on the gender of the patient.



The Technology of Orgasm

The Technology of Orgasm Author Rachel P. Maines
ISBN-10 0801866464
Release 2001-03-01
Pages 181
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The author explores hysteria in Western medicine throughout the ages and examines the characterization of female sexuality as a disease requiring treatment. Medical authorities, she writes, were able to defend and justify the clinical production of orgasm in women as necessary to maintain the dominant view of sexuality, which defined sex as penetration to male orgasm - a practice that consistently fails to produce orgasm in a majority of the female population. This male-centered definition of satisfying and healthy coitus shaped not only the development of concepts of female sexual pathology but also the instrumentation designed to cope with them.



Charcot s Bad Idea

Charcot s Bad Idea Author Simon Overton
ISBN-10 9781409265429
Release 2009-06-07
Pages 181
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This book charts the ways in which the ideas of a 19th Century neurologist became enshrined in the thinking of modern neuropsychiatry. It looks at how the diagnosis of hysteria and conversion disorder was revitalised by a group of like-minded physicians under the terms of "functional weakness" and "functional neurological deficit" in order to "develop constructive ways of talking with patients". Overton claims this approach has fundamentally failed and the often hilarious jibes he makes at some sectors of the medical profession only highlight further the need for doctors to listen to their patients. "Deserves to be part of the literary canon"- Angela Kennedy



Invention of Hysteria

Invention of Hysteria Author Georges Didi-Huberman
ISBN-10 0262541807
Release 2004-09
Pages 373
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The first English-language publication of a classic French book on the relationship between the development of photography and of the medical category of hysteria.



From Paralysis to Fatigue

From Paralysis to Fatigue Author Edward Shorter
ISBN-10 9781439105641
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 420
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The first book to put the physical symptoms of stress in their historical and cultural context. This fascinating history of psychosomatic disorders shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of the larger society. Newly popularized diseases such as "chronic fatigue syndrome" and "total allergy syndrome" are only the most recent examples of patients complaining of ailments that express the truths about the culture in which they live.



O The Intimate History of the Orgasm

O  The Intimate History of the Orgasm Author Jonathan Margolis
ISBN-10 0802142168
Release 2005-09
Pages 401
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A leading British journalist examines both male and female sexual climax throughout history from a biological, psychological, and literary perspective, exploring the ways in which the search for pleasure--and the converse fear of that pleasure--has shaped diverse societies. Reprint.



Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives Author Phyllis Rose
ISBN-10 9780394725802
Release 1984
Pages 318
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In her study of the married couple as the smallest political unit, Phyllis Rose uses as examples the marriages of five Victorian writers who wrote about their own lives with unusual candor.



A Colorful History of Popular Delusions

A Colorful History of Popular Delusions Author Robert E. Bartholomew
ISBN-10 9781633881228
Release 2015
Pages 363
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This eclectic history of unusual crowd behavior describes a rich assortment of mass phenomena ranging from the amusing and quirky to the shocking and deplorable. What do fads, crazes, manias, urban legends, moral panics, riots, stampedes, and other mass expressions of emotion have in common? By creating a typology of such behavior, past and present, the authors show how common extraordinary group reactions to fear or excitement are. And they offer insights into how these sometimes dangerous mob responses can be avoided. We may not be surprised to read about the peculiarities of the European Middle Ages, when superstition was commonplace: like the meowing nuns of France, "tarantism" (a dancing mania) in Italy, or the malicious anti-Semitic poison-well scares. But similar phenomena show up in our own era. Examples include the social-networking hysteria of 2012, which resulted in uncontrollable twitching by teenage girls in Leroy, NY; the "phantom bus terrorist" of 2004 in Vancouver, Canada; and the itching outbreak of 2000 in South Africa. Vivid, detailed, and thoroughly researched, this is a fascinating overview of collective human behavior in its many unusual forms."



Hysteria Today

Hysteria Today Author Anouchka Grose
ISBN-10 9781781814833
Release 2016-01-13
Pages 138
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Hysteria, one of the most diagnosed conditions in human history, is also one of the most problematic. Can it even be said to exist at all? Since the earliest medical texts people have had something to say about 'feminine complaints'. Over the centuries, theorisations of the root causes have lurched from the physiological to the psychological to the socio-political. Thanks to its dual association with femininity and with fakery, the notion of hysteria inevitably provokes questions about women, men, sex, bodies, minds, culture, happiness and unhappiness.To some, it may seem extraordinary that such a contested diagnosis could continue to merit any mention whatsoever. Surely we all now know better. Nonetheless, after being discarded by the American Psychiatric Association in 1952, it has continued to make its appearance, not least in later editions of the DSM, in the form of 'hysterical neurosis (conversion type)' or craftily rebranded as 'histrionic personality disorder'. In contrast with the old-fashioned cliche of the cantankerous malingerer, Jacques Lacan has associated the hysteric with the scientist and seeker after truth. Hysteria Today is a collection of essays whose purpose is to reopen the case for hysteria and to see what relevance, if any, the term may have within contemporary clinical practice.Contributors include Vincent Dachy, Anouchka Grose, Darian Leader, Genevieve Morel, Leonardo S. Rodriguez, Colette Soler, and Anne Worthington.