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Winter, Alison 1965-2016

Overview
Works: 12 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,266 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Fiction  Comedy films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Alison Winter
Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain by Alison Winter( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across Victorian Britain, in castles and cottages, rectories and pubs, and even hospitals and churches, thousands of women and hundreds of men were put into mesmeric trances. Apparently reasonable human beings twisted into bizarre postures, called out in unknown languages, and placidly bore assaults that should have caused unbearable pain. The Victorians were literally entranced - mesmerized - with this phenomenon
Memory : fragments of a modern history by Alison Winter( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picture your twelfth birthday. Did you have a party? If so, do you remember who was there? Now step back: how clear are those memories? Should we trust them to be accurate, or is there a chance that you're remembering incorrectly? And where have the many details you can no longer recall gone? Are they hidden somewhere in your brain, or are they gone forever? Such questions have fascinated scientists for hundreds of years, and, as Alison Winter shows in Memory: Fragments of a Modern History, the answers have changed dramatically in just the past century. Tracing the cultural and scientific history of our understanding of memory, Winter explores early metaphors that likened memory to a filing cabinet; later, she shows, that cabinet was replaced by the image of a reel of film, ever available for playback. That model, too, was eventually superseded, replaced by the current understanding of memory as the result of an extremely complicated, brain-wide web of cells and systems that together assemble our pasts. Winter introduces us to innovative scientists and sensationalistic seekers, and, drawing on evidence ranging from scientific papers to diaries to movies, explores the way that new understandings from the laboratory have seeped out into psychiatrists' offices, courtrooms, and the culture at large. Along the way, she investigates the sensational battles over the validity of repressed memories that raged through the 1980s and shows us how changes in technology--such as the emergence of recording devices and computers--have again and again altered the way we conceptualize, and even try to study, the ways we remember"--Publisher description
#The Island of Mesmeria' : the politics of Mesmerism in early Victorian Britain by Alison Winter( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And then there were none : a report by Elaine Batcher( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interval : mesmerism and hypnosis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alyn Shipton looks back at Franz Anton Mesmer's captivating and intriguing public mesmeric ceremonies which so fascinated medics, artists and writers in the Victorian era. Charles Dickens, for instance, became closely involved with the medic John Elliotson's mesmeric work, and subsequently appeared to successfully mesmerise his own wife, Kate. James Braid modernised mesmerism, changing its name to hypnotism and abandoning many of its more theatrical aspects. The programme ends with Shipton being hypnotised by Paul McKenna and feeling thoroughly relaxed
Mesmerism and the introduction of surgical anesthesia to Victorian England by Alison Winter( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mesmerism and popular culture in early Victorian England by Alison Winter( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A calculus of suffering : Ada Lovelace and the bodily constraints on women's knowledge in early Victorian England by Alison Winter( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harriet Martineau and the reform of the invalid in Victorian England by Alison Winter( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mesmerized by Alison Winter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across Victorian Britain, in castles and cottages, rectories and pubs, and even hospitals and churches, thousands of women and hundreds of men were put into mesmeric trances. Apparently reasonable human beings twisted into bizarre postures, called unknown languages, and placidly bore assaults that should have caused unbearable pain. Dr. Alison Winter, explores the relationship between science and society, demonstrating how and why the line between the two is not always so clear
A calculus of suffering : Ada Lovelace and the bodily constraints on women's knowledge in early Victorian England by Alison Winter( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethereal epidemic : mesmerism and the introduction of inhalation anaesthesia to early Victorian London by Alison Winter( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mesmerized : powers of mind in Victorian Britain
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Memory : fragments of a modern history
Alternative Names
Alison Winter American university teacher

Alison Winter Amerikaans hooglerares

Alison Winter profesora universitaria estadounidense

Alison Winter US-amerikanische Wissenschaftshistorikerin

Winter, Alison, 1965-

Languages
English (39)