Sex Religion And The Making Of Modern Madness

Author: Ann Goldberg
Editor: Oxford University Press
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How did the affliction we now know as insanity move from a religious phenomenon to a medical one? How did social class, gender, and ethnicity affect the experience of mental trauma and the way psychiatrists diagnosed and treated patients? In answering these questions, this important volume mines the rich and unusually detailed records of one of Germany's first modern insane asylums, the Eberbach Asylum in the duchy of Nassau. It is a book on the historical relationship between madness and modernity that both builds upon and challenges Michel Foucault's landmark work on this topic, a bold study that gives generous consideration to madness from the patient's perspective while also shedding new light on sexuality, politics, and antisemitism in nineteenth-century Germany. Drawing on the case records of several hundred asylum patients, Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness reconstructs the encounters of state officials and medical practitioners with peasant madness and deviancy during a transitional period in the history of both Germany and psychiatry. As author Ann Goldberg explains, this era witnessed the establishment of psychiatry as a legitimate medical specialty during a time of social upheaval, as Germany underwent the shift toward a capitalist order and the modern state. Focusing on such "illnesses" as religious madness, nymphomania, and masturbatory insanity, as well as the construct of Jewishness, she probes the daily encounters in which psychiatric categories were applied, experienced, and resisted within the settings of family, village, and insane asylum. The book is a model of microhistory, breaking new ground in the historiography of psychiatry as it synthetically applies approaches from "the history of everyday life," anthropology, poststructuralism, and feminist studies. In contrast to earlier, anecdotal studies of "the asylum patient," Goldberg employs diagnostic patterns to illuminate the ways in which madness--both in psychiatric practice and in the experience of patients--was structured by gender, class, and "race." She thus examines both the social basis of rural mental trauma in the Vormärz and the political and medical practices that sought to refashion this experience. This study sheds light on a range of issues concerning gender, religion, class relations, ethnicity, and state-building. It will appeal to students and scholars of a number of disciplines.

Religious And Theological Abstracts

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Silesia And Central European Nationalisms

Author: Tomasz Kamusella
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533715
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This book analyzes the problems of nation building in the Central European region of Silesia in 1848 to 1918. The German ethnic model of nation building steeped in language and culture had been replicated in the case of Polish and Czech nationalisms. Silesia became a focal point as an area that was sought after by all three nations.

International And Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Eric Voegelin

Author: Stephen A. McKnight
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"Eric Voegelin's analysis of the history of political order and disorder has had an enormous impact on the fields of political science, philosophy, religion, history, and sociology." "The collection explores the evolution of Voegelin's theory from his history of political ideas of the 1940s to his philosophy of consciousness of the 1980s. Adding significantly to our understanding of the development of Voegelin's work, these essays compare and contrast it to that of his contemporaries such as Husserl and Schutz as well as to that of recent scholars, including Lonergan and Levinas."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Arts Humanities Citation Index

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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

German Jews

Author: Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300147292
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In this book the author explores through the prism of Rosenweig's image of how German Jews have understood and contended with their two-fold spiritual patrimony. He deepens the discussion to consider also how the German-Jewish experience bears upon the general random experience of living with multiple cultural identities.

To The Threshold Of Power 1922 33

Author: MacGregor Knox
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To the Threshold of Power is the first volume of a two-part work that seeks to explain the origins and dynamics of the Fascist and National Socialist dictatorships. It lays a foundation for understanding the Nazi and Fascist regimes - from their respective seizures of power in 1922 and 1933 to global war, genocide, and common ruin - through parallel investigations of Italian and German society, institutions, and national myths; the supreme test of the First World War; and the post-1918 struggles from which the Fascist and National Socialist movements emerged. It emphasizes two principal sources of movement: the nationalist mythology of the intellectuals and the institutional culture and agendas of the two armies, especially the Imperial German Army and its Reichswehr successor. The book's climax is the cataclysm of 1914-18 and the rise and triumph of militarily organized radical nationalist movements - Mussolini's Fasci di combattimento and Hitler's National Socialist German Workers' Party - dedicated to the perpetuation of the war and the overthrow of the post-1918 world order.

Public Spheres And Collective Identities

Author: Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt
Editor: Transaction Publishers
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Today it is assumed that we understand contemporary nationalism and nation-building. Researchers rarely consider the very different traditions from which such state-building emerged. Instead, there is almost too much discussion of the "global village," with its supposed uniformity and inevitable trajectories. We need to view modernity as something other than a single condition with a preordained future. New visions of a modern civilization are emerging throughout the world, calliing for a far-reaching appraisal of the older visions of modernization. Following Eisenstadt's and Schluchter's introduction, Bjrn Wittrock explores the varieties and transitions of early modern societies, noting that only by looking at societies' collective identities and their modes of mediating in the public sphere can the distinguishing factors between modernity be appreciated. Sheldon Pollock discusses the use of vernacular language in India through its literary culture and polity, 1000-1500. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, sums up major developments in the recent historiography of South Asia from 1400 to 1750. David L. Howell focuses on the boundaries of the early modern Japanese state, including its political boundaries and the boundaries of collective identity and social status. Mary Elizabeth Berry examines public life in authoritarian Japan. Frederic Wakeman, Jr. probes the boundaries of the political game and how they were affected by the increased political centralization that developed after the disorder of the Ming-Qing transition during the seventeenth century. Alexander Woodside discusses territorial order and collective-identity tensions in Confucian Asia. Bernhard Giesen argues that the French Enlightenment can be described as an extension of absolutist court culture. Finally essay, Vctor Prez-Daz examines the state and public sphere in Spain during the Ancient Regime contrasting two ideal types of states--a "nomocratic" model and a "teleocratic" model. This volume addresses cultural and political practices not only from outside the European and American spheres but also over long periods of time in which the internal dynamics of other civilizations become visible. Its broad-ranging use of empirical materials enables us to think comparatively and historically about the ways in which different modernities took shape. Shmuel N. Eisenstadt is professor emeritus of sociology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Wolfgang Schluchter is professor of sociology, University of Heidelberg, and dean of the Max Weber Center for Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt. Bjrn Wittrock is Lars Hierta Professor of Government at Stockholm University and director and permanent fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (SCASSS) at Uppsala.

The Antipolitics Of Friedrich Nietzsche

Author: Peter Edward Bergmann
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Making Americans

Author: Andrea Most
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From 1925 to 1951--three chaotic decades of depression, war, and social upheaval--Jewish writers brought to the musical stage a powerfully appealing vision of America fashioned through song and dance. It was an optimistic, meritocratic, selectively inclusive America in which Jews could at once lose and find themselves--assimilation enacted onstage and off, as Andrea Most shows. This book examines two interwoven narratives crucial to an understanding of twentieth-century American culture: the stories of Jewish acculturation and of the development of the American musical. Here we delve into the work of the most influential artists of the genre during the years surrounding World War II--Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Dorothy and Herbert Fields, George and Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart, and Richard Rodgers--and encounter new interpretations of classics such as The Jazz Singer, Whoopee, Girl Crazy, Babes in Arms, Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, South Pacific, and The King and I. Most's analysis reveals how these brilliant composers, librettists, and performers transformed the experience of New York Jews into the grand, even sacred acts of being American. Read in the context of memoirs, correspondence, production designs, photographs, and newspaper clippings, the Broadway musical clearly emerges as a form by which Jewish artists negotiated their entrance into secular American society. In this book we see how the communities these musicals invented and the anthems they popularized constructed a vision of America that fostered self-understanding as the nation became a global power.

Religion And Industrial Society The Protestant Social Congress In Wilhelmine Germany

Author: Harry Liebersohn
Editor: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9781422374504
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The Protestant Social Cong. (¿Evangelish-Sozialer Kongress¿), met each year from 1890 to 1914 to discuss Germany¿s sudden transformation into an industrial capitalist society. It served as a forum for Wilhelmine Germany¿s educated middle class. Prof. & public leaders such as Friedrich Naumann, Max Weber, Ernst Troeltsch, Gertrud Baumer, Adolf von Harnack, & Hans Delbruck addressed the yearly meetings. A cross-section of the occup. making up the ¿Bildungsburgertum¿ listened to them, with church officials, teachers, civil servants, academics, businessmen, & doctors in attendance. The printed protocols of the Cong. allow us to reconstruct how these educated Protestants responded to the political & social forces impinging on their culture.

Social Action

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Directory Of Psychosocial Investigators

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Gura Humora

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Configuring Identity In The Modern Arab East

Author: Samir Seikaly
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International Directory Of Eighteenth Century Studies

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