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Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture

Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture (Paperback)

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Showalter explores the integral components of hysteria and identifies the disorder as being more universal than it is stereotypically known. Instead of the assumption that hysteria largely roots from the Victorian sexual repression and is commonly a female disorder, Showalter recognises parallels with other contemporary forms of illness, demonstrating its universality. `This is a brave book, not only because it dares to question feminist orthodoxies, but also because it reminds us that feminism's purpose is the investigation of truth, not the perpetuation of blame' Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthWomen's healthLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychology: emotionsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 05/12/2013 ISBN-13: 9781447261452  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Elaine Showalter is an American literary critic, feminist and writer. She is the author of a number of works including Toward a Feminist Poetics (1979), The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture (1985) and Inventing Herself: Claiming a Feminist Intellectual Heritage (2001). Showalter has achieved a Guggenheim Fellowship (1977-78) and a Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship (1981-82) and was chair of the judges for the Man Booker International Prize (2007).

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