Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness

Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness

The Eberbach Asylum and German Society, 1815-1849

eBook - 1999
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Drawing upon a rich set of asylum patient case records, this book reconstructs the encounter of state officials and medical practitioners with peasant madness and deviancy at a transitional period in German and psychiatry history. Focusing on religious madness, nymphomania, masturbatory insanity, and Jewishness, this study probes the daily encounters in which psychiatric categories were applied, experienced, and resisted in the settings of family, village, and insane asylum.; Goldberg's careful examination sheds light on a range of issues concerning gender, sexuality, religious politics, class relations, state-building, and anti-Semitism.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9781280471773
1280471778
9780195352184
0195352181
9780195125818
0195125819
9780195140521
0195140524
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations, map

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