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The Hidden Patients

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Book Series: Zürcher Beiträge zur Geschichtswissenschaft ISBN: 9783412502874 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.7788/9783412502874 Language: English
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Gender Studies --- History --- Migration --- Social Sciences --- Sociology
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This English-language study is dedicated to questions of gender research and the history of medicine in colonial North Africa. It shows that French psychiatrists described "normal" and "abnormal" behaviors of the colonized in the Maghreb and compared them to those of Europeans who had diagnosed them with "abnormality."

Geniekult in Geisteswissenschaften und Literaturen um 1900 und seine filmischen Adaptionen

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ISBN: 9783205794813 Year: Pages: 586 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_474630 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 90
Subject: History
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The monograph focuses on the “genius” as a figure of knowledge and representation in two discoursive and medial settings: first, texts from the Humanities and theory of science, in particular published between 1890 and 1920, and, second, subset feature films since the mid-1980ties, which re-echo the ‘cult of the genius’. The “genius” is considered to be a figure by which newly constituted academic disciplines managed to build up their professional identity, legitimated their methodologies, and reassured themselves of their own intellectual and creative powers. Furthermore, the book shows how imaginations of “ingenious” artists and masterminds, that refer to this historical period, are depicted in selected movies since the mid 1980ties.

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