About the Book
In the 19th century, when gender roles were more confining, the dominant forms of psychosomatic illness were paralysis and hysteria. Today, when people experience confusion about the abundant possibilities available to them, when all is permitted, the dominant complaint is fatigue. Edward Shorter's history shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms in tandem with the cultural shifts of larger society. He argues that newly popularized diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome are only the most recent examples of patients' ailments that express the deepest truths about the culture in which we live.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780029286678
Publisher: Free Press
Publisher Imprint: Free Press
Depth: 32
Height: 231 mm
No of Pages: 420
Series Title: English
Sub Title: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era
Width: 154 mm
ISBN-10: 0029286670
Publisher Date: 01 May 1993
Binding: Paperback
Edition: Reprint
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 27 mm
Weight: 667.38 gr
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