Discovering the History of Psychiatry / Edition 1

Discovering the History of Psychiatry / Edition 1

by Mark S. Micale, Roy Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195077393

ISBN-13: 9780195077391

Pub. Date: 02/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Psychiatry and psychology, including psychoanalysis, have exercised enormous cultural and scientific influence in our century, and an important part of the growth of these fields has been their attempt to construct accounts of their own disciplinary pasts. Yet these accounts, which form the collective memory of the psychiatric profession, have varied greatly. In

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Psychiatry and psychology, including psychoanalysis, have exercised enormous cultural and scientific influence in our century, and an important part of the growth of these fields has been their attempt to construct accounts of their own disciplinary pasts. Yet these accounts, which form the collective memory of the psychiatric profession, have varied greatly. In fact, the history of psychiatry has emerged as one of the most rapidly-growing and controversy-ridden areas of commentary in recent years. This book brings together twenty studies by a cast of eminent authors—physicians, social scientists, and humanists from Europe and North America—who explore the many complex interpretive and ideological dimensions of history writing about the psychological sciences. It includes chapters on the history of the asylum, Freud biography, anti-psychiatry in the United States and abroad, feminist interpretations of psychiatry's past, and historical accounts of Nazism and psychotherapy, as well as discussions of many individual historical figures and movements. This book represents the first attempt to study comprehensively the multiple mythologies that have grown up around the history of madness and the origin, functions, and validity of these myths in our psychological century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195077391
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Reflections on Psychiatry and Its Histories, R. Porter and M.S. Micale
I. Early Developments
2. On the Origins of Psychiatric Historiography in Nineteenth-Century Germany, O. Marx
3. Early American Historians of Psychiatry, 1910-1960, G. Mora
II. Five Major Voices
4. Ida Macalpine and Richard Hunter: History Between Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, R. Porter
5. George Rosen and the History of Mental Illness, E.T. Morman
6. Henri F. Ellenberger: The History of Psychiatry as the History of the Unconscious, M.S. Micale
7. Jean Starobinski: The History of Psychiatry as the Cultural History of Consciousness, F. Vidal
III. The Psychoanalytic Strain
8. A History of Freud Biography, E. Young-Bruehl
9. "A Whole Climate of Opinion": Writing and Rewriting the History of Psychoanalysis, J. Forrester
10. Philip Rieff: The Critic of Psychoanalysis as Cultural Theorist, K. Piver
IV. Historical Themes and Topics
11. Les Mythes D'Origines in the History of Psychiatry, P. Vandermeersch
12. "Le Geste de Pinel": The History of a Psychiatric Myth, D. Weiner
13. The History and Historiography of Psychiatry in Italy, P. Guarnieri
14. The History of the Asylum Revisited: Personal Reflections, G. Grob
15. German Psychiatrists, Psychoanalysts, and Psychotherapists During the Nazi Period: A Historiographical Survey, G. Cocks
16. Heroes and Non-Heroes: Recurring Themes in the History of Soviet Russian Psychiatry, J. Brown
V. Critics of Psychiatry
17. The Rhetorical Paradigm in Psychiatric History: Thomas Szasz, Psychiatric History, and the Myth of Mental Illness, R. Vatz and L. Weinberg
18. Michel Foucalt's Phanomologie des Krankengeistes, G. Gutting
19. Feminist Histories of Psychiatry, N. Tomes
20. History and Anti-Psychiatry in France, J. Postel and D. Allen
21. Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry in the United States, N. Dain

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