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Lost Bodies
Inhabiting the Borders of Life and Death
Laura E. Tanner
"If the dying body makes us flinch and look away, struggling not to see what we have seen, the lost body disappears from cultural view, buried along with the sensory traces of its corporeal presence."—from the Introduction American popular culture...



Surfacing Up
Psychiatry and Social Order in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1908–1968
Lynette A. Jackson
Focusing on the history of the Ingutsheni Lunatic Asylum (renamed a mental hospital after 1933), situated near Bulawayo in the former Southern Rhodesia, Surfacing Up explores the social, cultural, and political history of the colony that became...



Seeing Chekhov
Life and Art
Michael C. Finke
"Chekhov's keen powers of observation have been remarked by both memoirists who knew him well and scholars who approach him only through the written record and across the distance of many decades. To apprehend Chekhov means seeing how Chekhov sees...



Monomania
The Flight from Everyday Life in Literature and Art
Marina Zuylen
"This book is about the obsessive strategies people use to keep the arbitrary out of their lives; it is about the fanaticism and intolerance linked to their ideas of perfection and permanence. . . . Those readers who have brushed against the dangers...



Electra after Freud
Myth and Culture
Jill Scott
"Electra's story is essentially a tale of murder, revenge, and violence. In the ancient myth of Atreus, Agamemnon returns home from battle and receives no hero's welcome. Instead, he is greeted with an ax, murdered in his bath by his wife...



Our Original Scenes
Freud's Theory of Sexuality
Tomas Geyskens
Freud's ideas on infantile sexuality can only be understood as constructions that are necessary to understand the psychopathological formations of adults. These constructions of infantile sexuality, therefore, must not be considered to be speculations...



Distracted Subjects
Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture
Carol Thomas Neely
In the first book to provide a feminist analysis of early modern madness, Carol Thomas Neely reveals the mobility and heterogeneity of discourses of "distraction," the most common term for the condition in late-sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century...



Healing Identities
Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Groups
Cynthia Burack
Group identifications famously pose the problem of destructive rhetoric and action against others. Cynthia Burack brings together the theory work of women of color and the tools of psychoanalysis to examine the effects of group collaborations for...



Leaders and Their Followers in a Dangerous World
The Psychology of Political Behavior
Jerrold M. Post
"Post is a pioneer in the field of political-personality profiling. He may be the only psychiatrist who has specialized in the self-esteem problems of both Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein."—The New Yorker "Policy specialists and academic...



The Transmission of Affect
Teresa Brennan
The Transmission of Affect deals with the belief that the emotions and energies of one person or group can be absorbed by or can enter directly into another.



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