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dc.contributor.editorDickson, Melissa
dc.contributor.editorTaylor-Brown, Emilie
dc.contributor.editorShuttleworth, Sally
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-20T12:05:11Z
dc.date.available2020-04-20T12:05:11Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/37338
dc.description.abstractThis collaborative volume explores changing perceptions of health and disease in the context of the burgeoning global modernities of the long nineteenth century. During this period, popular and medical understandings of the mind and body were challenged, modified, and reframed by the politics and structures of ‘modern life’, understood in industrial, social, commercial, and technological terms. Bringing together work by leading international scholars, this volume demonstrates how a multiplicity of medical practices were organised around new and evolving definitions of the modern self. The study offers varying and culturally specific definitions of what constituted medical modernity for practitioners around the world in this period. Chapters examine the ways in which cancer, suicide, and social degeneration were seen as products of the stresses and strains of ‘new’ ways of living in the nineteenth century, and explore the legal, institutional, and intellectual changes that contributed to both positive and negative understandings of modern medical practice. The volume traces the ways in which physiological and psychological problems were being constituted in relation to each other, and to their social contexts, and offers new ways of contextualising the problems of modernity facing us in the twenty-first century.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicineen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural historyen_US
dc.subject.otherhistory of medicineen_US
dc.subject.otherdiseases of modern lifeen_US
dc.subject.otherglobal modernitiesen_US
dc.subject.othermedical modernityen_US
dc.subject.othermedicine and cultureen_US
dc.subject.othermedicine and societyen_US
dc.subject.otherpathologies of progressen_US
dc.titleProgress and pathologyen_US
dc.title.alternativeMedicine and culture in the nineteenth centuryen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.7765/9781526147547
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6110b9b4-ba84-42ad-a0d8-f8d877957cdden_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy7292b17b-f01a-4016-94d3-d7fb5ef9fb79en_US
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.pages392en_US
oapen.place.publicationManchesteren_US
oapen.grant.number340121
oapen.grant.acronymDISEASES


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