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Madness in Civilization



This hugely ambitious volume, worldwide in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, examines the human encounter with Unreason in all its manifestations, the challenges it poses to society and our responses to it. In twelve chapters organized chronologically from the Bible to Freud, from exorcism to mesmerism, from Bedlam to Victorian asylums, from the theory of humours to modern pharmacology, Andrew Scull writes compellingly about madness, its meanings, its consequences and our…

Madness And Civilization

Pub Date : 2013-01-30 | Author : Michel Foucault | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307833105
ISBN 13 : 0307833100

Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and..

Madness In Civilization

Pub Date : 2015-04-06 | Author : Andrew Scull | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780691166155
ISBN 13 : 0691166153

Originally published: London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2015...

Madness Is Civilization

Pub Date : 2011-08-15 | Author : Michael E. Staub | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226771496
ISBN 13 : 0226771490

In the 1960s and 1970s, a popular diagnosis for America’s problems was that society was becoming a madhouse. In this intellectual and cultural history, Michael E. Staub examines ..

History Of Madness

Pub Date : 2013-02-01 | Author : Michel Foucault | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781134473809
ISBN 13 : 113447380X

When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique, few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Mi..

Madness

Pub Date : 2015-05-15 | Author : Petteri Pietikäinen | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317484448
ISBN 13 : 1317484444

Madness: A History is a thorough and accessible account of madness from antiquity to modern times, offering a large-scale yet nuanced picture of mental illness and its varieties in..

From Madness To Mental Health

Pub Date : 2009-12-10 | Author : Greg Eghigian | Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN 10 : 0813549094
ISBN 13 : 9780813549095

From Madness to Mental Health neither glorifies nor denigrates the contributions of psychiatry, clinical psychology, and psychotherapy, but rather considers how mental disorders ha..

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