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dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Martina
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T14:54:42Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T14:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20221014_9781350121829_166
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58835
dc.description.abstractThis book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. It is funded by The Wellcome Trust. The Diseased Brain and the Failing Mind charts changing cultural understandings of dementia and alzheimer’s disease in scientific and cultural texts across the 20th Century. Reading a range of texts from the US, UK, Europe and Japan, the book examines how the language of dementia – regarding the loss of identity, loss of agency, loss of self and life – is rooted in scientific discourse and expressed in popular and literary texts. Following changing scientific understandings of dementia, the book also demonstrates how cultural expressions of the experience and dementia have fed back into the way medical institutions have treated dementia patients. The book includes a glossary of scientific terms for non-specialist readers.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesExplorations in Science and Literature
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSA Literary theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDX History of science
dc.subject.otherDisability
dc.subject.otherdementia
dc.subject.otheralzheimer’s disease
dc.subject.otheridentity
dc.subject.otherageing
dc.subject.otherliterature and science
dc.subject.othermedical humanities
dc.titleThe Diseased Brain and the Failing Mind
dc.title.alternativeDementia in Science, Medicine and Literature of the Long Twentieth Century
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5040/9781350121836
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy066d8288-86e4-4745-ad2c-4fa54a6b9b7b
oapen.relation.isbn9781350121829
oapen.relation.isbn9781350121812
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic
oapen.pages240
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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