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Hysterical men : the hidden history of male nervous illness

Author: Mark S Micale
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Over the course of several centuries, Western masculinity has successfully established itself as the voice of reason, knowledge, and sanity - he basis for patriarchal rule - in the face of massive testimony to the contrary. This book boldly challenges this triumphant vision of the stable and secure male by examining the central role played by modern science and medicine in constructing and sustaining it.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Micale, Mark S., 1957-
Hysterical men.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008026043
(OCoLC)225874297
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Micale
ISBN: 9780674040984 0674040988
OCLC Number: 432689914
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 366 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Hysterick women and hypochondriack men --
The great Victorian eclipse --
Charcot and La grande hystérie masculine --
Male hysteria at the fin de siècle --
Freud and the origins of psychoanalysis.
Responsibility: Mark S. Micale.
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