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- DescriptionDrawing 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.
- Author BiographyAnn Goldberg is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Riverside.
- Author(s)Ann Goldberg
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication01/01/1999
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1999
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note4 halftones, 1 map
- Weight588 g
- Width162 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine24 mm
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