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Invention of Hysteria

Invention of Hysteria

Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière

  • Author: Georges Didi-Huberman
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262541800
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 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.

Please Select Your Gender

Please Select Your Gender

From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism

  • Author: Patricia Gherovici
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135276943
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 316
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"I have the worst birth defect a woman can have: I was born with a penis and a pair of testicles." Thus we meet Hera, who shares her reason for starting psychoanalysis and whose statement embodies the debate over transgenderism, rigorously dissected in Please Select Your Gender. Is it a mental disorder, as some would claim, or a matter of sexual identity? An orientation or a life choice? Despite differing opinions, transgenderism has lost much of its stigma over the past decade or so – though perhaps none of its shock value. Nevertheless, the door is open for a reformulation of the hysterical question, "Am I a man or a woman?" Utilizing rich clinical vignettes and elements of Lacanian theory, Patricia Gherovici demonstrates how the transgender discourse has both reoriented psychoanalytic practice and reframed debates about gender in American society at large. She traverses historical, theoretical, and clinical grounds to explore what has been termed the "democratizing of gender" – for what could be more democratic than the choice of one’s own gender, now able to be changed on demand? Arguing for the depathologization of transgenderism, Please Select Your Gender aims to revise current notions of human sexuality in general. In doing so, it challenges the theory and practice of psychoanalysis with questions typically addressed only indirectly, but which are themselves transforming how analysis is done, advancing new ideas for the clinic that can be extrapolated to social and intellectual contexts in an effort to engage the broader dialogues of gender and sexuality.

Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

Constructing the Viennese Modern Body

Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

  • Author: Nathan J. Timpano
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315413671
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 210
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This book takes a new, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing modern Viennese visual culture, informed by Austro-German theater, contemporary medical treatises centered on hysteria, and an original examination of dramatic gestures in expressionist artworks. It centers on the following question: How and to what end was the human body discussed, portrayed, and utilized as an aesthetic metaphor in turn-of-the-century Vienna? By scrutinizing theatrically “hysterical” performances, avant-garde puppet plays, and images created by Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele and others, Nathan J. Timpano discusses how Viennese artists favored the pathological or puppet-like body as their contribution to European modernism.

Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Serena Trowbridge
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317318544
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The nineteenth-century asylum was the scene of both terrible abuses and significant advancements in treatment and care. The essays in this collection look at the asylum from the perspective of the place itself – its architecture, funding and purpose – and at the experience of those who were sent there.

On Hysteria

On Hysteria

The Invention of a Medical Category Between 1670 and 1820

  • Author: Sabine Arnaud
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022627554X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 351
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Hysteria formed a medical category during the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries. By tracing its transformations, Sabine Arnaud reveals what was at stake in writing the diagnosis and adds to our understanding of how the role and status of medicine became established in society. In the process she uncovers new insights in the history of medicine. Focusing on a period largely ignored by scholarship, she shows that hysteria was not, in fact, first seen as female malady and that discussions of convulsions in a religious context made up only a very small part of writings on hysteria. Widely treated in medical contexts, hysteria was also a common reference in literature, public political debates, and even philosophy. With careful attention to genres and writing strategies, webs of citation, and circulation, Arnaud provides a history of medicine as a history of knowledge in the making, knowledge that did not build linearly but through misinterpretation, creative citation, and strategic deployment.

Artforum International

Artforum International

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
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Didactics of Microlearning

Didactics of Microlearning

  • Author: Theo Hug
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3830968698
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Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis

Between Feminism and Psychoanalysis

  • Author: Teresa Brennan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134980310
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 288
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In this landmark collection of original essays, outstanding feminist critics in Britain, France, and the United States present new perspectives on feminism and psychoanalysis, opening out deadlocked debates. The discussion ranges widely, with contributions from feminists identified with different, often opposed views on psychoanalytic criticism. The contributors reassess the history of Lacanian psychoanalysis and feminism, and explore the significance of its institutional context. They write against the received views on 'French feminism' and essentialism. A remarkable restatement of current positions within psychoanalysis and feminism, the volume as a whole will change the terms of existing debates, and make its arguments and concerns more generally accessible.

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Representations of the Creative Process in Nineteenth-century British and American Fiction

  • Author: Darby Lewes
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739116517
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 239
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A work of art written about an artist creating a work of art is, in a sense, a novel in which the author is a character. The essays in this collection examine nineteenth-century texts that attempted to merge fiction and reality into a unified whole.

Historical Origins of the Concept of Neurosis

Historical Origins of the Concept of Neurosis

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  • Publisher: CUP Archive
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