Bipolar Expeditions Mania and Depression in American Culture

ISBN-10: 0691141061

ISBN-13: 9780691141060

Edition: 2009

Authors: Emily Martin

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Book details

List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.21" long x 1.11" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface: Ethnographic Ways and Means
Acknoledgments
Introduction: Manic Depression in America
Rational and Irrational
Brains and Genes
The Drug Factor
A Short History of Manic Depression
Mania Depression in Culture
Research Methods
Mania Depression as Experience
Personhood and Emotion
What Are Moods?
Mood and Motivation
Our Manic Affinity
Performing the "Rationality" of "Irrationality"
Patients' Rationality: Double Bookkeeping
Doctors' Rationality: A Closed Circle
The Bipolar Experience: Multiplicity
The Bipolar Experience: Interruption
Sounding a Second Voice
Style and Mania Performances
Managing Mania and Depression
I Now Pronounce You Manic Depressive
I'm in a Hole
I Thought I Was Normal When I Was Speedy
What Is the Diagnosis?
Who Is Manic?
What Is Bipolar 2b?
I Ain't Gonna Mess with It Backwards
Maybe He Is a Normal Variant
I'm a Twenty-Year-Old College Student with a 3.75 GPA and I Am Not Crazy
Subjection and Rationality
Inside the Diagnosis
DSM Categories as "Text-Atoms"
The Work of Support Groups
Performativity, Intention, and Diagnosis
Pharmaceutical Personalities
Marketing a Psychotropic Drug
The Rationality of Consumers
Living with Drugs
Mania as a Resource
Taking the Measure of Moods and Motivations
Mood Hygiene
Evading Mood Charts
From Temperate to Hot
Revaluing Mania
Sociality and Confirmity
Mania Depression and Creativity Today
Gender and Mania Depression
Race and Mania Depression
Manic Depression as an "Asset"
A Mental State as a "Thing"
Understanding Mania and Manic Depressions in Their Contexts
Manic Markets
Links between Individuals and Markets
Learning to Be Manic
Mania in the Market
A Few Manic Heroes, Past and Present
Manic Affinity
A Few Fallen Heroes
The Edge
Conclusion
Race and Gender Revisited
Optimizing Moods
The End of Madness?
Appendix
Notes
References
Index
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