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The Body of Knowledge

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/9780199695676.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Broad and deep historical trends concerning body, self, mind, and medicine intersected in Germany in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was within this pervasive and powerful nexus ... More


Nervous Children

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/9780195057812.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When Victorian and Edwardian doctors worried about the nervous instability of British women, they were often thinking about the children that neurotic females might produce. It was a medical ... More


Introduction

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/9780520243620.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to study the dialogue between the German state and its citizens about the “hidden costs” of the modernization process, a ... More


Berlin Electropolis

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/9780520243620.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by looking at Berlin's late nineteenth-century transformation into “world city,” site and object of a discourse about the “hidden costs” of over civilization. It ties the ... More


Electrotherapy and the Nervous Self in Nineteenth-Century Germany

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/9780520243620.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the nineteenth-century origins of the link between nervousness and the electrical method. It argues that prior to the 1870s there was little belief in the somatic nature of, or ... More


Is There a Cure for Performance Anxiety?

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0063
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the reasons for a singer's performance anxiety and the ways to address it. Much has been written recently about performance anxiety, also known as “stage fright.” Certainly ... More


Modernity as Crisis: Noise and “Nerves”

James G. Mansell

in The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040672
eISBN:
9780252099113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040672.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter introduces the main organization that promoted noise abatement in early twentieth-century Britain, the Anti-Noise League led by Thomas Horder, as well as the rise of self-help advice for ... More


Getting and Spending: The Wear and Tear of Modern Life

Dana Becker

in One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199742912
eISBN:
9780190258436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199742912.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines a particularly American attachment to ideas about how people can cope with the fast pace of life that progress brings with it. It considers two themes that have dominated the ... More


“Every Man his Specialty”: Beckett and the Dialectics of Dependency

Michael Davidson

in Invalid Modernism: Disability and the Missing Body of the Aesthetic

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198832812
eISBN:
9780191880476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832812.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 discusses the dialectics of dependency—the interplay between a social contract based on free, equal agents and one that recognizes contingent interrelationships—by looking at one modernist ... More


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