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The Body Politic

Geoffrey Campbell Cocks

in The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695676
eISBN:
9780191738616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695676.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Adolf Hitler was traumatized by Germany's defeat in 1918. But his reaction was rooted in a psychopathology in turn grounded in modern male anxieties about self, body, and identity. Hitler and his ... More


Doctoring Love: Male-Male Sexuality in Medical Discourse from the Edo Period Through the Early Twentieth Century

Gregory M. Pflugfelder

in Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese medical discourse assigned an important place to “matters of the bedchamber,” in situating the sexual. This aspect of Chinese learning was circulated to Japan at least early as the tenth ... More


The Discourse of Chinese Medicine and Westernization

Zongjie Wu and Qingxia Lü

in Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a critical analysis of the cultural struggle within traditional Chinese medical discourse. The findings reveal how the generic structure and the epistemological essence of the ... More


‘Scientific’ Criminology

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by noting how in the last third of the 19th century, the usual suspects — beggars, vagabonds, prostitutes, the day-labouring poor of the cities and their children — continued to ... More


Psychiatrists, Telephone Operators, and Traumatic Neurosis, 1900–1926

Andreas Killen

in Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243620
eISBN:
9780520931633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243620.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, covering the years 1900–26, looks at medical discourses about female telephone operators and the role of electricity as pathogen in their nervous disorders. It examines the position ... More


Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Colleen Derkatch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book investigates scientific studies of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as episodes of scientific boundary work that shift, and then seek to fix, the boundaries between what counts ... More


Contested Authority: An Expert Patient Lectures the Physicians

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter expands on the idea that hypochondria results from discrepancies between doctors' and patients' expectations of medicine, and from gaps in the language used to establish and articulate ... More


Condition or movement? A genealogy of trans discourse

Ruth Pearce

in Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447342335
eISBN:
9781447342380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447342335.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter offers a genealogical account of the discursive repertoires of trans as condition and trans as movement. It describes the negotiation of differing positions on trans condition and ... More


Theorising transgender

Sally Hines

in transForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349163
eISBN:
9781447304074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter first addresses the medical models of transvestism and transsexuality. It considers ethnomethodology, which provided an initial critique of medical perspectives on transgender practices. ... More


Evidence, Rhetoric, and Disciplinary Boundaries

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sets the groundwork for answering the book’s central question, How does the notion of evidence determine the boundaries of biomedicine, from expert to public contexts? It explains the ... More


Precincts of Care in CAM Research

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Central to the question of methodology in research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the practitioner-patient relationship, the most unambiguously rhetorical element of clinical ... More


Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Vike Martina Plock

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034232
eISBN:
9780813038803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

James Joyce's interest in medicine has been well established — he attempted to embark on medical studies no fewer than three times — but a comprehensive assessment of the influence his interest in ... More


Return of the First Person Singular

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Phenomenology had taken consciousness in the first person to be the origin of meanings. For the postmodern philosophy of mind meanings are articulated in the taxonomic contrasts, semantic systems, ... More


Definitions of domestic violence, roles and responsibilities

Emma Williamson

in Domestic violence and health: The response of the medical profession

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342157
eISBN:
9781447302148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Part Two of this text focuses on the perceptions of healthcare professionals. This chapter focuses on definitions of domestic violence suggested by stage-two participants. This question was asked to ... More


‘Dr. Kar I Presume!’: ‘Medical’ Narratives from the Jarawa Tribal Reserve

Vishvajit Pandya and Madhumita Mazumdar

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws attention to the complex trajectories of the history of biomedicine among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of the Andaman Islands. It argues that the scattered traces one ... More


Conclusion: Looking West from Philadelphia

Simon Finger

in The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This concluding chapter charts the denouement of Philadelphia's development from an experiment in solving the problems of urban life, to its rise as a great provincial port, and finally its decline ... More


Narrative Refashioning and Illness: Doctor–Patient Encounters in Siri Hustvedt’s The Shaking Woman

Jarmila Mildorf

in Life and Narrative: The Risks and Responsibilities of Storying Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190256654
eISBN:
9780190658281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256654.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a reading of parts of Siri Hustvedt’s autobiographical book, The Shaking Woman, an illness narrative that takes the shape of an intellectual quest for knowledge. It focuses on two ... More


Introduction Between Africa and Athens: Bahia's Search for Identity

Anadelia A. Romo

in Brazil's Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833827
eISBN:
9781469604084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895948_romo.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Bahia has played a central role in representing Brazil's African roots. Afro Bahians, whose ancestors were brought forcibly by the Atlantic slave trade, have reinvented its culture and maintained a ... More


Gazing at the Stars, Aiming for the Treetops

Jocelyn Lim Chua

in In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281158
eISBN:
9780520957640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281158.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2 carries forth the book’s examination of the ways suicide has been configured as a problem of aspiration and striving in the capital city. Shifting to the mental health setting, it delves ... More


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