Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

Bad Vibrations: The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

by James Kennaway

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ISBN-13: 9781317176466
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Series: The History of Medicine in Context
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 226
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

James Kennaway is a historian of medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Medicine and Health at Durham University. He specializes in the relationship between music, aesthetics and the body, with broad research interests in the history of physical and mental illness.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: musical orders and disorders; From sensibility to pathology: nervous music, 1700-1850; Modern music and nervous modernity: Wagnerism as a disease of civilization, 1850-1914; Pathological music, politics and race: Germany and the United States, 1900-45; Music as mind control, music as weapon: pathological music since 1945; Bibliography; Index.

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