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The Resource Representing epilepsy : myth and matter, Jeannette Stirling

Representing epilepsy : myth and matter, Jeannette Stirling

Label
Representing epilepsy : myth and matter
Title
Representing epilepsy
Title remainder
myth and matter
Statement of responsibility
Jeannette Stirling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At least 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. This book seeks to understand the epileptic body as a literary or figurative device intelligible beyond a medical framework. The author argues that neurological discourse from the late nineteenth century through to the mid-twentieth century is as much forged by the cultural conditions and representational politics of the times as it is by the science of western medicine. Along the way, she explores narratives of epilepsy depicting ideas of social disorder, tainted bloodlines, sexual deviance, spiritualism and criminality in works as diverse as 'David Copperfield' and 'The X Files'
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stirling, Jeannette
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Representations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epilepsy
  • Culture
  • Disabled Persons
  • Epilepsy
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Epilepsy
Label
Representing epilepsy : myth and matter, Jeannette Stirling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Hippocrates to Shakespeare and Dickens : epilepsy's entry into "the circuit of culture" -- Hystericity and hauntings : the females and the feminised -- Notes from the borderlands : repressing the returned -- The colonies -- Because you're "you know. That way" -- Where to next : the ongoing story of epilepsy
Control code
ocn866622927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846316173
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p55z2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)866622927
Label
Representing epilepsy : myth and matter, Jeannette Stirling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From Hippocrates to Shakespeare and Dickens : epilepsy's entry into "the circuit of culture" -- Hystericity and hauntings : the females and the feminised -- Notes from the borderlands : repressing the returned -- The colonies -- Because you're "you know. That way" -- Where to next : the ongoing story of epilepsy
Control code
ocn866622927
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 266 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846316173
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5p55z2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)866622927

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