Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts 1830-1890

Paperback | February 1, 1998

EditorJenny Bourne Taylor, Sally Shuttleworth

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This anthology of primary materials will help redraw our understanding of the complexity and range of Victorian psychological thought and its relations to the wider cultural framework of the era. Drawing together an unprecedented range of materials from scientific,medical, and cultural sources, it charts changing notions of selfhood and bodily identity in the emerging sciences (and pseudo-sciences) of psychology and psychiatry. Areas covered include: physiognomy, phrenology, and mesmerism; theories of dreams, memory, and the unconscious; female and masculinesexuality; insanity and nervous disorders; and theories of degeneration. The book illuminates both the diversity and vitality of psychology in the pre-Freudian era and will help correct many of our misconceptions about theories of sexuality and the unconscious at this time. Embodies Selves will beof interest to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in the areas of cultural, literary, historical, and gender studies.

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This anthology of primary materials will help redraw our understanding of the complexity and range of Victorian psychological thought and its relations to the wider cultural framework of the era. Drawing together an unprecedented range of materials from scientific,medical, and cultural sources, it charts changing n...

Jenny Bourne Taylor is at University of Sussex. Sally Shuttleworth is at University of Sheffield.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionList of IllustrationsPart 1: Reading the Mind1. Physiognomy2. Phrenology3. MesmerismPart 2: The Unconscious and the Workings of Memory5. Associationism and Physiological Psychology6. Dreams7. Double Consciousness8. MemoryPart 3: The Sexual Body9. Defining Womanhood10. The Uterine Economy11. Masculinity and the Control of SexualityPart 4: Insanity and Nervous Disorders12. Moral Management and the Rise of the Psychiatrist13. Monomania, Moral Insanity, and Moral ResponsibilityPart 5: Heredity, Degeneration, and Modern Life14. Nervous Economies: Modernity and Morbidity15. Concepts of Descent and Degeneration16. Inherited Legacies: Idiocy and Criminality17. Childhood18. Race and Hybridity19. Sex in Mind and EducationNotes on AuthorsBibliography