Neurosis and Modernity

Neurosis and Modernity

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In western countries, paths to modernity created socio-cultural conditions conducive to the dissemination of the language of nerves. This book examines historically the ways in which neurosis became a contagious diagnosis in Sweden, attaining the status of a national malady.10. Mental shocks and emotional disturbances. These shocks and disturbances were related to diseases, accidents ... I shall next examine the more sinister aspects of public health policy and medical ideology, which were manifested in the racial hygiene movement and sterilisation legislation. ... Among other things, the ideological emphasis on the slogan a#39;a healthy mind in a healthy bodya#39; boosted theanbsp;...

Title:Neurosis and Modernity
Author:Petteri Pietikainen
Publisher:BRILL - 2007-07-20


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