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Exhaustion : a history

Author: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book helps us evaluate more critically the narratives we tell ourselves about exhaustion. By uniting the mind with the body and society, we attach larger questions of agency, willpower, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Katharina Schaffner
ISBN: 9780231172301 0231172303
OCLC Number: 990773189
Description: ix, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Humors --
Sin --
Saturn --
Sexuality --
Nerves --
Capitalism --
Rest --
The death drive --
Depression --
Mystery viruses --
Burnout --
Epilogue: the future --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Anna Katharina Schaffner

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Exhaustion is fluently written and brilliantly argued, and it will provoke thoughtful minds with the suggestion that exhaustion has a history. -- Edward Shorter, author of How Everyone Became Read more...

 
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