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dc.contributor.editorPuw Davies, Mererid
dc.contributor.editorShamdasani, Sonu
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-05T09:31:51Z
dc.date.available2020-05-05T09:31:51Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/37588
dc.description.abstractMedical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World is the first volume dedicated to exploring the interface of medicine, the human and the humane in the German-speaking lands. The volume tracks the designation and making through medicine of the human and inhuman, and the humane and inhumane, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Eight individual chapters undertake explorations into ways in which theories and practices of medicine in the German-speaking world have come to define the human, and highlight how such theories and practices have consolidated, or undermined, notions of humane behaviour. Cultural analysis is central to this investigation, foregrounding the reflection, refraction and indeed creation of these theories and practices in literature, life-writing and other discourses and media. Contributors bring to bear perspectives from literary studies, film studies, critical theory, cultural studies, history, and the history of medicine and psychiatry. Thus, this collection is historical in the most expansive sense, for it debates not only what historical accounts bring to our understanding of this topic. It encompasses too investigation of life-writing, documentary, and theory and literary works to bring to light elusive, paradoxical, underexplored – yet vital – issues in history and culture.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFringeen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studiesen_US
dc.subject.othermedical humanitiesen_US
dc.subject.otherGermanyen_US
dc.subject.otherhistoryen_US
dc.subject.otherliteratureen_US
dc.subject.othermedicineen_US
dc.titleMedical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking Worlden_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787357716en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2en_US
oapen.pages240en_US
oapen.place.publicationLondonen_US


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