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  • Release Date : 2018-11-02
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.2/5 (265 Download)

Read and Download Emily Baum book The Invention of Madness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Invention of Madness. This book was released on 2018-11-02 with total page 281 pages. Book excerpt: Throughout most of history, in China the insane were kept within the home and treated by healers who claimed no specialized knowledge of their condition. In the first decade of the twentieth century, however, psychiatric ideas and institutions began to influence longstanding beliefs about the proper treatment for the mentally ill. In The Invention of Madness, Emily Baum traces a genealogy of insanity from the turn of the century to the onset of war with Japan in 1937, revealing the complex and convoluted ways in which “madness” was transformed in the Chinese imagination into “mental illness.” ​ Focusing on typically marginalized historical actors, including municipal functionaries and the urban poor, The Invention of Madness shifts our attention from the elite desire for modern medical care to the ways in which psychiatric discourses were implemented and redeployed in the midst of everyday life. New meanings and practices of madness, Baum argues, were not just imposed on the Beijing public but continuously invented by a range of people in ways that reflected their own needs and interests. Exhaustively researched and theoretically informed, The Invention of Madness is an innovative contribution to medical history, urban studies, and the social history of twentieth-century China.

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Read and Download Miléna Santoro book Mothers of Invention in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMothers of Invention. This book was released on 2002-06-26 with total page 384 pages. Book excerpt: Santoro elucidates notoriously difficult works by the four "mothers of invention" studied - Cixous and Hyvrard from France, and Gagnon and Brossard from Quebec - showing how the rethinking of images associated with femininity and motherhood, a disruptive approach to language, and a subversive relation to novelistic conventions characterize these writers' search for a writing that will best express women's desires and dreams. Mothers of Invention situates such ideologically motivated textual practices within the avant-garde tradition, even as it suggests how women's experimental writings collectively transform our understanding of that tradition. Santoro makes clear the shared ethical and aesthetic commitments that nourished a transatlantic community whose contribution to mainstream literature and cultural productions, including postmodernism, is still being felt today.

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  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Genre : Poetry
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Read and Download T. S. Eliot book Inventions of the March Hare in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventions of the March Hare. This book was released on 2015-07-28 with total page 472 pages. Book excerpt: Discover another side of the Nobel Prize–winning modernist poet: “The imaginative dimensions of this [book] are altogether extraordinary” (The Boston Globe). Hidden away for decades, this newly discovered trove of previously unpublished early works includes drafts of T .S. Eliot’s poems such as “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and “Portrait of a Lady”—as well as ribald verse and other youthful curios that reveal a very different man from Eliot’s public persona. Edited by Christopher Ricks, its publication was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “perhaps the most significant event in Eliot scholarship in the past twenty-five years.”

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  • Release Date : 2022-10-20
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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Read and Download ALISON M. DOWNHAM MOORE book The French Invention of Menopause and the Medicalisation of Women's Ageing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe French Invention of Menopause and the Medicalisation of Women's Ageing. This book was released on 2022-10-20 with total page 501 pages. Book excerpt: Doctors writing about menopause in France vastly outnumbered those in other cultures throughout the entire nineteenth century. The concept of menopause was invented by French male medical students in the aftermath of the French Revolution, becoming an important pedagogic topic and a common theme of doctors' professional identities in postrevolutionary biomedicine. Older women were identified as an important patient cohort for the expanding medicalisation of French society and were advised to entrust themselves to the hygienic care of doctors in managing the whole era of life from around and after the final cessation of menses. However, menopause owed much of its conceptual weft to earlier themes of women as the sicker sex, of vitalist crisis, of the vapours, and of astrological climacteric years. This is the first comprehensive study of the origins of the medical concept of menopause, richly contextualising its role in nineteenth-century French medicine and revealing the complex threads of meaning that informed its invention. It tells a complex story of how women's ageing featured in the demographic revolution in modern science, in the denigration of folk medicine, in the unique French field of hygiène, and in the fixation on women in the emergence of modern psychiatry. It reveals the nineteenth-century French origins of the still-current medical and alternative-health approaches to women's ageing as something to be managed through gynaecological surgery, hormonal replacement, and lifestyle intervention.

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  • Release Date : 2015-11-02
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (932 Download)

Read and Download George Makari book Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSoul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind. This book was released on 2015-11-02 with total page 608 pages. Book excerpt: A brilliant and comprehensive history of the creation of the modern Western mind. Soul Machine takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept—the mind—emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning historian George Makari shows how writers, philosophers, physicians, and anatomists worked to construct notions of the mind as not an ethereal thing, but a natural one. From the ascent of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Napoleon, seminal thinkers like Hobbes, Locke, Diderot, and Kant worked alongside often-forgotten brain specialists, physiologists, and alienists in the hopes of mapping the inner world. Conducted in a cauldron of political turmoil, these frequently shocking, always embattled efforts would give rise to psychiatry, mind sciences such as phrenology, and radically new visions of the self. Further, they would be crucial to the establishment of secular ethics and political liberalism. Boldly original, wide-ranging, and brilliantly synthetic, Soul Machine gives us a masterful, new account of the making of the modern Western mind.

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  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (299 Download)

Read and Download Linda Clifton book Invention in the Real in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInvention in the Real. This book was released on 2018-05-08 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: The Papers of the Freudian School of Melbourne, Volume 24 give testament to that quasi - suicidal risk taken by analysts and members of the school, in applying, not a technique, but the Freudian method to their clinical practice, to their seminars, to their writing and to the functioning of the School itself. In pursuing a practice that seeks to avoid the inertia spoken of by Lacan, the contributors to this volume take the risk of encountering the impasses of the clinic today and the incompleteness of Lacanian theory with invention. Being marked by the residue of the psychoanalytic clinic they continue to work their transference to that clinic and to the texts of Freud and Lacan. Included in this volume is a paper by Oscar Zentner, founder of the School as well as translations of papers and extracts from books by analysts from overseas.

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  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Genre : Humor
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (46 Download)

Read and Download Stewart Ross book Who Invented Underpants? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWho Invented Underpants?. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: The ultimate collection of curious and inventive trivia for all you need to know about the origin of just about everything on the planet. This fact-packed collection recounts the origins, invention, and discovery of just about everything, from the big bang to driverless cars. Find out intriguing answers to questions like: What material was the first clothing made out of? Who invented bathtubs? Who paved the first road? What came first: wine or whiskey? Perfect for history buffs, trivia junkies, or fun-fact connoisseurs, this entertaining and enlightening collection is for curious minds who have wondered about the mysteries of the beginning of all things.

Download The Invention of ›Outsider Art‹ PDF
  • Release Date : 2022-09-30
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Genre : Art
  • Rating : 4.8/5 (394 Download)

Read and Download Marion Scherr book The Invention of ›Outsider Art‹ in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Invention of ›Outsider Art‹. This book was released on 2022-09-30 with total page 305 pages. Book excerpt: What does it mean to be called an ›Outsider‹? Marion Scherr investigates structural inequalities and the myth of the Other in Western art history, examining the role of ›Outsider Art‹ in contemporary art worlds in the UK. By shifting the focus from art world professionals to those labelled ›Outsider Artists‹, she counteracts one-sided representations of them being otherworldly, raw, and uninfluenced. Instead, the artists are introduced as multi-faceted individuals in constant exchange with their social environment, employing diverse strategies in dealing with their exclusion. The book reframes their voices and artworks as complex, serious and meaningful cultural contributions, and challenges their attested Otherness in favour of a more inclusive, all-encompassing understanding of art.

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Read and Download Peter J. Leithart book Brightest Heaven of Invention in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBrightest Heaven of Invention. This book was released on 1996 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Presents an analysis of six Shakespeare plays, including "Henry V," "Macbeth," and "Much Ado about Nothing."

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Read and Download Nick Taylor book Inventing Knowledge in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Knowledge. This book was released on 1993 with total page 354 pages. Book excerpt: Focuses on curriculum change in South Africa.

Download Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914 PDF
  • Release Date : 2017-03-29
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (925 Download)

Read and Download Emily Jones book Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEdmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914. This book was released on 2017-03-29 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Between 1830 and 1914 in Britain a dramatic modification of the reputation of Edmund Burke (1730-1797) occurred. Burke, an Irishman and Whig politician, is now most commonly known as the 'founder of modern conservatism' - an intellectual tradition which is also deeply connected to the identity of the British Conservative Party. The idea of 'Burkean conservatism' - a political philosophy which upholds 'the authority of tradition', the organic, historic conception of society, and the necessity of order, religion, and property - has been incredibly influential both in international academic analysis and in the wider political world. This is a highly significant intellectual construct, but its origins have not yet been understood. Emily Jones demonstrates, for the first time, that the transformation of Burke into the 'founder of conservatism' was in fact part of wider developments in British political, intellectual, and cultural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawing from a wide range of sources, including political texts, parliamentary speeches, histories, biographies, and educational curricula, Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism shows how and why Burke's reputation was transformed over a formative period of British history. In doing so, it bridges the significant gap between the history of political thought as conventionally understood and the history of the making of political traditions. The result is to demonstrate that, by 1914, Burke had been firmly established as a 'conservative' political philosopher and was admired and utilized by political Conservatives in Britain who identified themselves as his intellectual heirs. This was one essential component of a conscious re-working of C/conservatism which is still at work today.

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  • Release Date : 2020-03-25
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (346 Download)

Read and Download Mark Golden book Inventing Ancient Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Ancient Culture. This book was released on 2020-03-25 with total page 248 pages. Book excerpt: Inventing Ancient Culture discusses aspects of antiquity which we have tended to ignore. It asks the reader how far we have reinvented antiquity, by applying modern concepts and understandings to its study. Furthermore, it challenges the common notion that perceptions of the self, of modern societal and institutional structures, originated in the Enlightenment. Rather, the authors and contributors argue, there are many continuities and marked similarities between the classical and the modern world. Mark Golden and Peter Toohey have assembled a lively cast of contributors who analyse and argue about classical culture, its understandings of philosophy, friendship, the human body, sexuality and historiography

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Read and Download Michele Root-Bernstein book Inventing Imaginary Worlds in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventing Imaginary Worlds. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 285 pages. Book excerpt: How can parents, educators, business leaders and policy makers nurture creativity, prepare for inventiveness and stimulate innovation? One compelling answer, this book argues, lies in fostering the invention of imaginary worlds, a.k.a. worldplay. First emerging in middle childhood, this complex form of make-believe draws lifelong energy from the fruitful combustions of play, imagination and creativity. Unfortunately, trends in modern life conspire to break down the synergies of creative play with imaginary worlds. Unstructured playtime in childhood has all but disappeared. Invent-it-yourself make-believe places have all but succumbed in adolescence to ready-made computer games. Adults are discouraged from playing as a waste of time with no relevance to the workplace. Narrow notions of creativity exile the fictive imagination to fantasy arts. And yet, as Michele Root-Bernstein demonstrates by means of historical inquiry, quantitative study and contemporary interview, spontaneous worldplay in childhood develops creative potential, and strategic worldplay in adulthood inspires innovations in the sciences and social sciences as well as the arts and literature. Inventing imaginary worlds develops the skills society needs for inventing the future. For more on Inventing Imaginary Worlds, check out:

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  • Release Date : 2002
  • Publisher : Otto Harrassowitz
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Rating : 4.F/5 ( Download)

Read and Download Ina Schabert book Imaginationen des Anderen im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImaginationen des Anderen im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert. This book was released on 2002 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: Aus dem Inhalt: I. Transgressive Erkenntniswelten V. v. Flemming, Das Andere der Vernunft? Giovanpietro Bellori und die Ambivalenz des Phantasiebegriffs in der italienischen Kunsttheorie der fruhen Neuzeit M. Boenke, Der Teufel der PhilosophenII. Imagination des Anderen. Das Wunderbare, Damonische und Groteske G. Butzer, Mirabilia und Phantasma: Die poetische Imagination des Anderen G. Scholz Williams, Confronting the Early modern Other: Johannes Praetorius (1630-1680) on Wonders and ViolenceIII. Das Fremde Ich: Wahnsinn und DomestizierungI. Schabert, Wombscapes: Abjektion in King Lear und Paradise Lost B. Bannasch, G. Butzer, Das Verschwinden des Anderen im Ich: Affektregulierung und Gedachtnispragung in Meditation und Emblematik IV. Das Fremde Nicht-Ich: Kulturelle Grenzziehungen B. Klein, Randfiguren. Othello, Oroonoko und die kartographische Reprasentation Afrikas V. Alteritat im sozialen Raum: Selbstinszenierung und Selbstgabe U. Jung, Weibliche Autorschaft im spanischen Barock: Selbstinszenierung als das Andere bei Maria de Zayas und Feliciana Enriquez de Guzman S. Schulting, Wa(h)re Liebe. Geldgeschafte und Liebesgaben in der Fruhen Neuzeit

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  • Release Date : 1982
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (636 Download)

Read and Download Ellen Winner book Invented Worlds in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInvented Worlds. This book was released on 1982 with total page 454 pages. Book excerpt: Psychologist Ellen Winner studies the creative, nonliteral discourse of children's spontaneous speech, examining how their abilities to use and interpret figurative language change as they grow older, and what such language shows us about the changing feature's of children's minds.

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Read and Download Clayton Koelb book Inventions of Reading in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInventions of Reading. This book was released on 2019-06-30 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: Where do writers of fiction get their ideas? Clayton Koelb here takes issue with those who regard inspiration or imitation as primary forces influencing literary invention. He finds that another mechanism, which he calls "rhetorical construction," underlies much fiction and some nonfiction as well. Rhetorical construction, Koelb says, is a way of producing writing out of reading. The rhetorical writer begins by discovering an interpretive crux in a familiar text-a passage from the Bible, for example, or a commonplace expression—and then proceeds to imagine a fictional situation in which all the meanings of the passage, contradictory though they may seem, may be realized. According to Koelb, "inventions of reading" do not stop with the discovery of the eternal and inevitable deconstructibility of language; they somehow generate an urge to put language back together through the invention of a fictional world. Among the texts he discusses are writings by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Hawthorne, Hans Christian Andersen Nietzsche, Kafka, Calvino, and Flannery O'Connor.

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  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (173 Download)

Read and Download Michael R Lynn book The Sublime Invention in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Sublime Invention. This book was released on 2015-10-06 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: Ballooning, like the Enlightenment, was a Europe-wide movement and a massive cultural phenomenon. Lynn argues that in order to understand the importance of science during the age of the Enlightenment and Atlantic revolutions, it is crucial to explain how and why ballooning entered and stayed in the public consciousness.