History, Psychiatry, and Trauma in the Modern Age, 1870-1930
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Traumatic Pasts by Mark S. Micale
Book DescriptionTraumatic Pasts, originally published in 2001, offers a variety of perspectives on mental trauma in war, medicine, culture and society in modern European and American history. Its primary goals are: to provide a generous sampling of the best of the historical scholarship about trauma; to indicate the empirical, analytical and methodological scope of this work; and to present some of the conceptual and methodological issues inherent in writing about the subject. The book operates on the premise that the historical humanities have something crucially important to say about trauma; its essays may be read, in part, as attempts to introduce a deep historical dimension into ongoing debates and controversies. However, it is important to stress that these essays are not simply addressed the concerns; rather, they reflect a shared conviction that trauma opens up fresh perspectives in the study of social and cultural history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521583657
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark S. Micale
Traumatic Pasts, Paperback (April 2010)
The essays in this book trace the origins of ongoing heated debates regarding trauma.
Hysterical Men, Hardback (November 2008)
Over the course of several centuries, Western masculinity has established itself as the voice of reason, knowledge, and sanity - the basis for patriarchal rule - in the face of massive testimony to the contrary. This title challenges this triumphant vision of the stable and secure male.
Discovering the History of Psychiatry, Hardback (February 1994)» View all books by Mark S. Micale
This volume contains essays which trace the evolution of scientific writing about psychiatry. It explores individual historical figures and movements as well as the history of the asylum, the biographies on Freud and popular opinion regarding psychiatry, both now and in the past.
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