Medicine, Madness And Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy Porter by R. BivinsMedicine, Madness And Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy Porter by R. Bivins

Medicine, Madness And Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy Porter

byR. Bivins

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

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Written in honour of eminent historian Roy Porter by twenty of his colleagues and students, the collection renders cutting edge scholarship accessible. Historians from the three fields that Porter made his own - the histories of medicine, madness, and the Enlightenment - illustrate his influence while tackling major themes ranging from disability rights to the popularization of science. In their accounts, artisan gardeners jostle with anarchists, dentists, and hypnotists in a lively, and very Porterian, parade.
ROBERTA BIVINS Wellcome Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK PETER BURKE Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, University of Cambridge, UK IAN BURNEY Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK W. F. BYNUM Professor Emeritu...
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Title:Medicine, Madness And Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy PorterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:295 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230525490

ISBN - 13:9780230525498

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Table of Contents

Note on Contributors/Remembering Roy Porter Introduction: 'De omni scribili'; J.Pickstone & R.Bivins Roy Porter and the Persons of History; H.Cook PART 1: THE SCIENCE OF HISTORY AND THE POLITICS OF SCIENCE Porter vs. Foucault on 'Birth of the clinic'; A.Wilson The New History of the Enlightenment: An essay in the social history of social history; P.Burke The Politics of Particularism: Medicalization and Medical Reform in 19th century Britain; I.Burney Charles Babbage and George Birkbeck: Science, Reform and Radicalism; D.Porter PART 2: BODIES, COMMODITIES AND SOCIAL DIFFERENCE French Dentists and English Teeth in the Long 18th Century; C.Jones Hotbeds and Cool Fruits: The Unnatural Cultivation of the Eighteenth Century Cucumber; A.Secord Arguing disability: ex-servicemen's own stories in early modern England, 1590-1790; G.Hudson Lunacy and Labouring Men: Narratives of Male Vulnerability in Mid-Victorian London; A.Suzuki "Arrows of Desire": British Sexual Utopians and the Politics of Health; L.Hall "Twenty centuries of Christianity weigh heavily on women's brains": Anarchism, Female Education, and Women's Nature at the turn of the Twentieth Century; K.Rowold "A band of lunatics down Camberwell way": Percy Lane Oliver and Voluntary Blood Donation in Interwar Britain; K.Pelis PART 3: MINDS, IDENTITIES AND SOCIAL ORDER Mind, Body and the Insanity Defence in 18th c. Hamburg; M.Lindemann "One of the best known identity crises in history"? John Stuart Mill's Mental Crisis and its Meaning; C.Sengoopta Murder by Hypnosis? Altered States and the Mental Geography of Science; E.Lafferton Maladies of the Will: Freedom, Fetters and the Fear of Freud; D.Pick Two cultures revisited: the case of the fin de siecle; M.Micale Roy; B.Bynum

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'...Roberta Bivins and John Pickstone are to commended in bringing together the various contributors; and the latter are likewise to be praised for the thoughtful and appreciative essays. This is a fine volume and a fine Tribute.' - John Stewart, Social History of Medicine'The editors and contributors also convey something of what it was about Porter's way of being a historian which touched, encouraged and in some cases inspired their lives and work. It makes for an attractive combination of the scholarly and the personal. There are eighteen essays, each short and making a point, and the result is a very readable, accessible collection.' - Roger Smith, British Journal for the History of Science'Within these contributions, there is much that is both informative and thought-provoking. This is exactly what one would expect from disciples of Roy Porter, a man who would never allow himself to be tied down by historical, spatial, cultural or intellectual categories.' - Leonard Smith, History of Psychiatry'...this collection does a tremendously good job of summoning an image of Porter's interests and methods in the social history of medicine and their impact.' - Andrew Hull, Medical History'[With a] strong commitment to delimiting the type of historian that Porter was and was not ... [the essays show] how engagement with Porter's style of social history can and will continue to produce stimulating and "enlightening" work.'- Karen Buckle, Journal of Contemporary History