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Clinical Psychiatry in Imperial Germany
A History of Psychiatric Practice
Eric J. Engstrom
The psychiatric profession in Germany changed radically from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I. In a book that demonstrates his extensive archival knowledge and an impressive command of the primary literature, Eric J. Engstrom...



Everyday Extraordinary
Encountering Fetishism with Marx, Freud and Lacan
The concept of fetishism has long been a window through which philosophers, psychoanalysts and cultural anthropologists have looked in order to critically examine the nature of beliefs, sexual interests and material values, and it remains today a...



The Particulars of Rapture
An Aesthetics of the Affects
Charles Altieri
This brilliant, penetrating, and ambitious book by a well-known literary theorist studies the complex relationship between the emotions on the one side and literary works and paintings on the other. A central aim of Charles Altieri's is to rescue our...



Keeping America Sane
Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880–1940
Ian Robert Dowbiggin
What would bring a physician to conclude that sterilization is appropriate treatment for the mentally ill and mentally handicapped? Using archival sources, Ian Robert Dowbiggin documents the involvement of both American and Canadian psychiatrists in...



Psychosis
Phenomenological and Psychoanalytical Approaches
These days a book on psychosis composed entirely of psychoanalytic contributions is a rarity. It can create surprise that, in what some have called "the decade of the brain," scholars on psychoanalysis, psychiatry and psychology still continue to...



Dreams of the Burning Child
Sacrificial Sons and the Father's Witness
David Lee Miller
In Dreams of the Burning Child, David Lee Miller explores the uncanny persistence of filial sacrifice as a motif in English literature and its classical and biblical antecedents. He combines strikingly original reinterpretations of the Aeneid, Hamlet...



Reading Psychoanalysis
Freud, Rank, Ferenczi, Groddeck
Peter L. Rudnytsky
Rudnytsky explores the dialectical interplay between literature and psychoanalysis by reading key psychoanalytic texts in a variety of genres.



Pathologies of the West
An Anthropology of Mental Illness in Europe and America
Roland Littlewood
Psychiatry conventionally regards spirit possession and dramatic healing rituals in non-European societies as forms of abnormality if not mental illness. Roland Littlewood, a psychiatrist and social anthropologist, argues that it is necessary to take...



Who Qualifies for Rights?
Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Civil Commitment
Judith Lynn Failer
When does a person become disqualified for some or all of the rights associated with full citizenship? Who does qualify for rights? When mental health workers took Joyce Brown from her "home" on a New York City sidewalk and hospitalized her against...



Medicalizing Ethnicity
The Construction of Latino Identity in a Psychiatric Setting
Vilma Santiago-Irizarry
In Medicalizing Ethnicity, Vilma Santiago-Irizarry shows how commendable intentions can produce unintended consequences. Santiago-Irizarry conducted ethnographic fieldwork in three bilingual, bicultural psychiatric programs for Latino patients at...



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