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The Resource Mad travelers : reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses, Ian Hacking

Mad travelers : reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses, Ian Hacking

Label
Mad travelers : reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses
Title
Mad travelers
Title remainder
reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses
Statement of responsibility
Ian Hacking
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Albert Dadas suffered from a strange compulsion that led him to travel obsessively, often without identification, not knowing who he was or why he traveled. Medical reports of Dadas set off at the time a small epidemic of compulsive mad voyagers, the epicenter of which was Bordeaux but which soon spread throughout France to Italy, Germany, and Russia. Today we are besieged by mental illnesses of the moment, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The debate rages about which of these conditions are affectations or cultural artifacts and which are "real." In Mad Travelers, Ian Hacking uses the Dadas case to weigh the legitimacy of cultural influences versus physical symptoms in the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. He argues that psychological symptoms find stable homes at a given place and time, in "ecological niches" where transient illnesses flourish. Using the records of Philippe Tissie, Dadas's physician, Hacking attempts to make sense of this strange epidemic. While telling his fascinating tale, he raises probing questions about the nature of the mental disorders, the cultural repercussions of their diagnosis, and the relevance of this century-old case study for today's overanalyzed society
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hacking, Ian
Dewey number
616.85/232
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC553.F83
LC item number
H33 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1999 A-344
  • WM 173.6
NLM item number
H121m 1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tissié, Philippe
  • Fugue (Psychology)
  • Social psychiatry
  • Niche (Ecology)
  • Tissié, Philippe
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Sociology, Medical
  • Tissié, Philippe
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Fugue (Psychology)
  • Niche (Ecology)
  • Social psychiatry
  • Fugue
  • Biotopen
  • Culturele invloeden
  • Reise
  • Fluchtreaktion
  • Geschichte 1878-1925
  • Fallstudiensammlung
  • Zwangshandlung
  • Psychische Störung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Psychiatrie
  • Wissenschaftstheorie
  • Geschichte 1878-1975
Label
Mad travelers : reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses, Ian Hacking
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Page-Barbour lectures for 1997."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The first fugueur -- 2. Hysteria or epilepsy -- 3. Niches -- 4. Five questions, five answers -- Supplements ; 1. What ailed Albert? ; 2. The wandering Jew ; 3. Wandertrieb in Germany -- Documents ; 1. Albert's tale (1872-May 1886) ; 2. Albert observed (June 1886-February 1887) ; 3. Dreams (May 1887-September 1889) ; 4. A pathogenic dream (1892) ; 5. Experiments (1888, 1893) ; 6. Epilogue (1907) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
44957822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813929101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957822
Label
Mad travelers : reflections on the reality of transient mental illnesses, Ian Hacking
Publication
Note
"Page-Barbour lectures for 1997."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. The first fugueur -- 2. Hysteria or epilepsy -- 3. Niches -- 4. Five questions, five answers -- Supplements ; 1. What ailed Albert? ; 2. The wandering Jew ; 3. Wandertrieb in Germany -- Documents ; 1. Albert's tale (1872-May 1886) ; 2. Albert observed (June 1886-February 1887) ; 3. Dreams (May 1887-September 1889) ; 4. A pathogenic dream (1892) ; 5. Experiments (1888, 1893) ; 6. Epilogue (1907) -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
44957822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813929101
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44957822

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