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Hysterical Men The Hidden History of Male Nervous Illness

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ISBN-10: 0674031660

ISBN-13: 9780674031661

Edition: 2008

Authors: Mark S. Micale

List price: $36.00
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Over the course of several centuries, Western masculinity has successfully established itself as the voice of reason, knowledge, and sanity-the basis for patriarchal rule-in the face of massive testimony to the contrary. Hysterical Men 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. Mark Micale reveals the hidden side of this vision, that is, the innumerable cases of disturbed and deranged men who passed under the eyes of male medical and scientific elites from the seventeenth century onward. Since ancient times, physicians and philosophers had closely observed and…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Note on Usage
Prologue: Hysteria: The Male Malady
Hysterick Women and Hypochondriack Men
The Great Victorian Eclipse
Charcot and La Grande Hysterie Masculine
Male Hysteria at the Fin de Siecle
Freud and the Origins of Psychoanalysis
Conclusion. Men and the Fictions of Medicine
Notes
Index