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The Resource Mind, modernity, madness : the impact of culture on human experience, Liah Greenfeld

Mind, modernity, madness : the impact of culture on human experience, Liah Greenfeld

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Mind, modernity, madness : the impact of culture on human experience
Title
Mind, modernity, madness
Title remainder
the impact of culture on human experience
Statement of responsibility
Liah Greenfeld
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the culminating volume of her nationalism trilogy, Greenfeld argues that we have overlooked the connection between egalitarian society and mental illness. Modern nationalism rests on principles of popular sovereignty, equality, and secularism. Citizens of the twenty-first century enjoy unprecedented freedom to become the authors of their personal destinies. Empowering as this is, it also places them under enormous psychic strain. They must constantly appraise their identities, manage their desires, and calibrate their place within society. For vulnerable individuals, this pressure is too much. Training her analytic eye on extensive case histories in manic depression and schizophrenia, Greenfeld contends that these illnesses are dysfunctions of selfhood caused by society's overburdening demands for self-realization. In her rigorous diagnosis, madness is a culturally constituted malady.--
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Greenfeld, Liah
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Mental illness
  • Cultural psychiatry
  • Nationalism
Label
Mind, modernity, madness : the impact of culture on human experience, Liah Greenfeld
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. Philosophical -- Premises -- The mind as an emergent phenomenon -- pt. 2. Psychological -- Madness in its pure form : schizophrenia -- Madness muddled : manic-depressive illiness -- pt. 3. Historical -- The cradle of madness -- Going international : the spread of madness in Europe -- Madder than them all : from the records of American insanity
Control code
FIEb17840685
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 670 pages
Isbn
9780674072763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)809365727
Label
Mind, modernity, madness : the impact of culture on human experience, Liah Greenfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
pt. 1. Philosophical -- Premises -- The mind as an emergent phenomenon -- pt. 2. Psychological -- Madness in its pure form : schizophrenia -- Madness muddled : manic-depressive illiness -- pt. 3. Historical -- The cradle of madness -- Going international : the spread of madness in Europe -- Madder than them all : from the records of American insanity
Control code
FIEb17840685
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 670 pages
Isbn
9780674072763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)809365727

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