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The Resource "Misfits" in fin de siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference, Susan A. Ashley, (electronic resource)

"Misfits" in fin de siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference, Susan A. Ashley, (electronic resource)

Label
"Misfits" in fin de siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference
Title
"Misfits" in fin de siècle France and Italy
Title remainder
anatomies of difference
Statement of responsibility
Susan A. Ashley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the 19th century drew to a close, France and Italy experienced an explosion of crime, vagrancy, insanity, neurosis and sexual deviance. 'Misfits' in Fin de siècle France and Italy examines how the raft of self-appointed experts that subsequently emerged tried to explain this aberrant behavior and the many consequences this had. Susan Ashley considers why these different phenomena were understood to be interchangeable versions of the same inborn defects. The book looks at why specialists in newly-minted disciplines in medicine and the social sciences, such as criminology, neurology and sexology, all claimed that biological flaws--some inherited and some arising from illness or trauma--made it impossible for these 'misfits' to adapt to modern life. Ashley then goes on to analyse the solutions these specialists proposed, often distinguishing between born deviants who belonged in asylums or prisons and 'accidental misfits' who deserved solidarity and social support through changes to laws relating to issues like poverty and unemployment. The study draws on a comprehensive examination of contemporary texts and features the work of leading authorities like Cesare Lombroso, Jean-Martin Charcot, and Théodule Ribot, as well as investigators less known now but influential at the time. The comparative aspect also interestingly shows that experts collaborated closely across national and disciplinary borders, employed similar methods and arrived at common conclusions. This is a valuable study for all social and cultural historians of France and Italy and anyone interested in knowing more about the history of medicine in modern Europe.--
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1943-
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Ashley, Susan A.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Bloomsbury eBooks.
  • Corpus and Discourse
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deviant behavior
  • Deviant behavior
  • Marginality, Social
  • Marginality, Social
  • Social medicine
  • Social sciences
  • France
  • Italy
Label
"Misfits" in fin de siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference, Susan A. Ashley, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350013421?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In Spite of Evolution, Because of Modern Life -- Part I. Mental Misfits -- 2. Geniuses -- 3. Lunatics -- 4. Neurotics -- Part II. Social Misfits -- 5. Vagabonds -- 6. Criminals -- 7. Sexual Deviants -- 8. Singular Analogies
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bpp09261477
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781350013421
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(online)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981911610
Label
"Misfits" in fin de siècle France and Italy : anatomies of difference, Susan A. Ashley, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350013421?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In Spite of Evolution, Because of Modern Life -- Part I. Mental Misfits -- 2. Geniuses -- 3. Lunatics -- 4. Neurotics -- Part II. Social Misfits -- 5. Vagabonds -- 6. Criminals -- 7. Sexual Deviants -- 8. Singular Analogies
Control code
bpp09261477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781350013421
Isbn Type
(online)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981911610

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