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Nervous Degeneration

Janet Oppenheim

in “Shattered Nerves”: Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057812
eISBN:
9780199854394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057812.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1905, the idea of nervous degeneration was inseparable from the more open discussion of moral degradation and physical debility. For a country beleaguered by worldwide competitors, nerves were ... More


Down's Syndrome

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Within traditional medical history, John Langdon Down is seen as a physician who was ‘in advance of his time’ in the treatment and classification of persons with mental disabilities. He was ... More


The Heterogeneous Construct of Psychopathy

Henning Sass

in Being Amoral: Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027915
eISBN:
9780262320382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027915.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines the history of the concept of psychopathy and its continuities with more recent perspectives. “Psychopathy,” as understood today, has many predecessors in different countries, ... More


Danger and degeneracy: the threat of the urban idiot

in Idiocy: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310959
eISBN:
9781846315367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315367.013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers another consequence of degeneration theory: the reformulation of idiots as morally degenerate beings likely to commit crimes and to procreate with abandon. This fear is linked ... More


Sexuality

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on conceptions of sexuality in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the idea that so-called 'perverse' sexual activities (such as masturbation, homosexuality, and sexual ... More


Degeneration Data for Additional Structures

Kai-Wen Lan

in Arithmetic Compactifications of PEL-Type Shimura Varieties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156545
eISBN:
9781400846016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156545.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter supplies a theory of degeneration data for endomorphism structures, Lie algebra conditions, and level structures, based on the theory of degeneration in Chapter 4. People often claim ... More


Introduction

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The status of the body and the nature of consciousness and identity emerged as important themes in nineteenth-century England as industrialisation gave rise to an increasingly mechanised way of life. ... More


“A Vicious Circle”: Karen Shakhnazarov’s Ward no. 6

Alexander Burry

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Karen Shakhnazarov’s 2009 film of Chekhov’s “Ward no. 6,” which combines the story’s plot with “mockumentary” features, as the director includes interviews with patients from an ... More


Contours of the Battlefield

Janne Kivivuori

in Discovery of Hidden Crime: Self-Report Delinquency Surveys in Criminal Policy Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199639199
eISBN:
9780191807299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199639199.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the intellectual context in which the quantitative hidden crime survey was discovered. It begins with an overview of the penal-welfare complex before turning to the abnormality ... More


He, I say – I cannot say, I: Robert Louis Stevenson's strange case

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, tackles the impact of a late nineteenth-century metropolis and its institutions upon identity. It echoes the elements ... More


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