Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity / Edition 1

Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity / Edition 1

by Andreas Killen
     
 


"Berlin Electropolis is the first English-language history of neurasthenia or of nerves in the German context. However, the author does more than just narrate the history of this central, yet puzzling malady; he discusses the construction, maintenance, and ultimate unraveling of a cultural assumption, by which modernity and progress were seen as creatingSee more details below

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"Berlin Electropolis is the first English-language history of neurasthenia or of nerves in the German context. However, the author does more than just narrate the history of this central, yet puzzling malady; he discusses the construction, maintenance, and ultimate unraveling of a cultural assumption, by which modernity and progress were seen as creating nervous pathology. Killen introduces readers to a great deal of fascinating material and forges new connections between science, culture and society."—Paul Lerner, author of Hysterical Men: War, Psychiatry, and the Politics of Trauma in Germany, 1890-1930

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243620
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/16/2006
Series:
Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. Berlin Electropolis
2. Electrotherapy and the Nervous Self in
Nineteenth-Century Germany
3. Railway Accidents, Social Insurance, and the
Pathogenesis of Mass Nervousness, 1889–1914
4. Electrotherapy and the Nervous Self during Wartime
5. Psychiatrists, Telephone Operators, and Traumatic Neurosis, 1900–1926

Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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