Voices From The Asylum

Author: Susannah Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199579350
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Voices from the Asylum analyses the writings of four female psychiatric patients in France (1850-1920). These women provide articulate descriptions of the experience of psychiatric treatment from the point of view of the patient, which in the historiography of psychiatry has traditionally been sidelined. The book uses psychoanalytical theory to closely analyse the texts, and contributes to the feminist project of writing women back into literary history,by bringing to light an unrecognised writing tradition in the prehistory of psychoanalysis: the psychiatric memoir. It views 'delusional' utterances as meaningful when read as metaphorical representations of real suffering, or compensatory strategies to ensure the survival of the self, in a social contextthat oppressed women who deviated from traditional sex-role stereotypes. Writing by patients constituted an act of resistance prefiguring revisionist histories of psychiatry that appeared later in the twentieth century.

Irre Rzte Gott Und Teufel Perdulcis Psychiatrie Im Ideenfeld Der Fr Hen Neuzeit

Author: Luna Gertrud Steiner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658123729
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Luna Gertrud Steiner unternimmt einen weiträumigen Streifzug durch die Geschichte der Psychotherapie und deren Vorläufer. Vorrangig erkundet sie, warum das Konzept Seele so alt, die Seelenkunde aber so jung ist, und warum die griechischen Philosophen und das Altertum insgesamt näher an einer ‚Psychologie‘ waren als je die christlich-klerikal dominierten Jahre danach. Ihre Thesen gründet sie auf die ‚psychiatrische‘ Krankheitslehre Barthélemy Pardoux‘ (Perdulcis‘) De morbis animi (~1610). Diesen Text, den sie in Übersetzung vorlegt, arbeitete sie diskursanalytisch auf, wodurch die Kulturabhängigkeit von Diagnostik und Therapeutik einmal mehr ans Licht tritt. Ihren an der Historie geschärften Blick dehnt die Verfasserin schließlich auf Charakteristika der gegenwärtigen Psychotherapielandschaft aus.

The History Of Bethlem

Author: Jonathan Andrews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136098607
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Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as "Bedlam", is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed. During this time, Bethlem has transcended locality to become not only a national and international institution, but in many ways, a cultural and literary myth. The History of Bethlem is a scholarly history of this key establishment by distinguished authors, including Asa Briggs and Roy Porter. Based upon extensive research of the hospital's archives, the book looks at Bethlem's role within the caring institutions of London and Britain, and provides a long overdue re-evaluation of its place in the history of psychiatry.

The Perfidy Of Albion

Author: N. Hampson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230389694
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Hampson describes how the French Revolution, which seemed to promise an era of Franco-British partnership, led to an even more bitter estrangement between the two nations. Both the British and French peoples saw the revolution of 1789 as offering the prospect of a new Franco-British partnership. These hopes soon foundered on old suspicions and new ideological divergences. The result was to confirm the traditional perception of each nation's own identity, centred on the state in France and the people in Great Britain.

The Eclectic Legacy

Author: John I. Brooks
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874136487
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The Eclectic Legacy offers a new interpretation of the emergence of the human sciences from philosophy in France. It argues that philosophy, psychology, and sociology helped redefine each other over the course of the nineteenth century through a prolonged debate over the domain of philosophy, the character of science, and the nature of the human world.

The Brandy Trade Under The Ancien R Gime

Author: L. M. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521890984
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A 1998 study of the brandy trade, its merchants, and its impact on the French economy under the ancien régime.

Enlightenment Portraits

Author: Michel Vovelle
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226865706
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A subtle and complex study of the Enlightenment, this book allows us to reflect on how nineteenth- and twentieth-century scholars have constructed our views on eighteenth-century people.

Picturing Women S Health

Author: Ji Won Chung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317319273
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The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women’s health in this period.

From Subject To Citizen

Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400864747
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From Subject to Citizen offers an original account of the Second Empire (1852-1870) as a turning point in modern French political culture: a period in which thinkers of all political persuasions combined forces to create the participatory democracy alive in France today. Here Sudhir Hazareesingh probes beyond well-known features of the Second Empire, its centralized government and authoritarianism, and reveals the political, social, and cultural advances that enabled publicists to engage an increasingly educated public on issues of political order and good citizenship. He portrays the 1860s in particular as a remarkably intellectual decade during which Bonapartists, legitimists, liberals, and republicans applied their ideologies to the pressing problem of decentralization. Ideals such as communal freedom and civic cohesion rapidly assumed concrete and lasting meaning for many French people as their country entered the age of nationalism. With the restoration of universal suffrage for men in 1851, constitutionalist political ideas and values could no longer be expressed within the narrow confines of the Parisian elite. Tracing these ideas through the books, pamphlets, articles, speeches, and memoirs of the period, Hazareesingh examines a discourse that connects the central state and local political life. In a striking reappraisal of the historical roots of current French democracy, he ultimately shows how the French constructed an ideal of citizenship that was "local in form but national in substance." Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Renee Mauperin

Author: Edmund De Goncourt
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 143447609X
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A novel involving the upbringing of a middle-class girl.