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The Resource The sublime object of psychiatry : schizophrenia in clinical and cultural theory, Angela Woods, (electronic resource)

The sublime object of psychiatry : schizophrenia in clinical and cultural theory, Angela Woods, (electronic resource)

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The sublime object of psychiatry : schizophrenia in clinical and cultural theory
Title
The sublime object of psychiatry
Title remainder
schizophrenia in clinical and cultural theory
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Angela Woods
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Language
eng
Summary
"Schizophrenia has been one of psychiatry's most contested diagnostic categories. It has also served as a metaphor for cultural theorists to interpret modern and postmodern understandings of the self. These radical, compelling, and puzzling appropriations of clinical accounts of schizophrenia have been dismissed by many as illegitimate, insensitive and inappropriate. Until now, no attempt has been made to analyse them systematically, nor has their significance for our broader understanding of this most 'ununderstandable' of experiences been addressed. The Sublime Object of Psychiatry is the first book to study representations of schizophrenia across a wide range of disciplines and discourses: biological and phenomenological psychiatry, psychoanalysis, critical psychology, antipsychiatry, and postmodern philosophy. In part one, Woods offers a fresh analysis of the foundational clinical accounts of schizophrenia, concentrating on the work of Emil Kraepelin, Eugen Bleuler, Karl Jaspers, Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. In the second part of the book, she examines how these accounts were critiqued, adapted, and mobilised in the 'cultural theory' of R D Laing, Thomas Szasz, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Louis Sass, Fredric Jameson and Jean Baudrillard. Using the aesthetic concept of the sublime as an organising framework, Woods explains how a clinical diagnostic category came to be transformed into a potent metaphor in cultural theory, and how, in that transformation, schizophrenia came to be associated with the everyday experience of modern and postmodern life. Susan Sontag once wrote: 'Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance'. The Sublime Object of Psychiatry does not provide an answer to the question 'What is schizophrenia?', but instead brings clinical and cultural theory into dialogue in order to explain how schizophrenia became 'awash in significance'"--
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Woods, Angela
Dewey number
616.89/8
LC call number
RC514
LC item number
.W623 2011
NLM call number
  • 2011 J-547
  • WM 203
Series statement
International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry
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  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenic Psychology
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The sublime object of psychiatry : schizophrenia in clinical and cultural theory, Angela Woods, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Clinical Theory -- 1. Psychiatry on schizophrenia: clinical pictures of a sublime object -- 2. Schizophrenia: the sublime text of psychoanalysis -- Cultural Theory -- 3. Antipsychiatry: schizophrenic experience and the sublime -- 4. Anti-Oedipus and the politics of the schizophrenic sublime -- 5. Schizophrenia, modernity, postmodernity -- 6. Postmodern schizophrenia -- 7. Glamorama, postmodernity and the schizophrenic sublime
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000877349
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
viii, 262 p.
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Isbn
9780199583959
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2011023448
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000877349
Label
The sublime object of psychiatry : schizophrenia in clinical and cultural theory, Angela Woods, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Clinical Theory -- 1. Psychiatry on schizophrenia: clinical pictures of a sublime object -- 2. Schizophrenia: the sublime text of psychoanalysis -- Cultural Theory -- 3. Antipsychiatry: schizophrenic experience and the sublime -- 4. Anti-Oedipus and the politics of the schizophrenic sublime -- 5. Schizophrenia, modernity, postmodernity -- 6. Postmodern schizophrenia -- 7. Glamorama, postmodernity and the schizophrenic sublime
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000877349
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 262 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780199583959
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011023448
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000877349

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