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Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World is the first volume dedicated to exploring the interface of medicine, the human and the humane in the German-speaking lands. The volume tracks the designation and making through medicine of the human and inhuman, and the humane and inhumane, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Eight individual chapters undertake explorations into ways in which theories and practices of medicine in the German-speaking world have come to define the human, and highlight how such theories and practices have consolidated, or undermined, notions of humane behaviour. Cultural analysis is central to this investigation, foregrounding the reflection, refraction and indeed creation of these theories and practices in literature, life-writing and other discourses and media. Contributors bring to bear perspectives from literary studies, film studies, critical theory, cultural studies, history, and the history of medicine and psychiatry. Thus, this collection is historical in the most expansive sense, for it debates not only what historical accounts bring to our understanding of this topic. It encompasses too investigation of life-writing, documentary, and theory and literary works to bring to light elusive, paradoxical, underexplored – yet vital – issues in history and culture.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Series
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. List of figures
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  1. Notes on contributors
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  1. Preface
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  1. 1. Medical In/Humanities: The Human and the Humane in the German-Speaking World. An Introduction
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  1. 2. Pain and Laughter: Dental Treatment as a Comic Motif in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
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  1. 3. Combat, Military Medicine and Psychiatric Disorders during and after the Wars of Unification
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  1. 4. From Neurosis to a New Cure of Souls: C.G. Jung’s Remaking of the Psychotherapeutic Patient
  2. pp. -60--84
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  1. 5. C.G. Jung and the Berneuchen Movement: Meditation and Active Imagination in Jungian Psychotherapy and Protestant Spiritual Practice in the 1930s
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  1. 6. Humane Horrors: The Dentist in Günter Grass’s örtlich betäubt / Local Anaesthetic (1969)
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  1. 7. Inhumane Institutions: Wilhelm Genazino’s Clinical Treatments
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  1. 8. Medical Experiments on Humans in Kerstin Hensel’s Lärchenau (2008)
  2. pp. -164--189
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  1. 9. Burnout Therapy, Cool Conduct and Cold Cinema
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  1. Index
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  1. Architecture and Fire
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787357716
Related ISBN
9781787357723
MARC Record
OCLC
1151009112
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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