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Author Showalter, Elaine.

Title Hystories : hysterical epidemics and modern media / Elaine Showalter.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [1997]
©1997

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 UniM Bail  616.8524 SHOW    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-231) and index.
Contents 1. The Hysterical Hot Zone -- 2. Defining Hysteria --3. The History of Hysteria: The Great Doctors -- 4. Politics, Patients, and Feminism -- 5. Hysterical Men -- 6. Hysterical Narratives -- 7. Hysteria and the Histrionic -- 8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- 9. Gulf War Syndrome -- 10. Recovered Memory -- 11. Multiple Personality Syndrome -- 12. Satanic Ritual Abuse --13. Alien Abduction -- 14. The Crucible.
Summary Filled with fascinating new perspectives on a culture saturated with syndromes of every sort, "Hystories" skillfully surveys the condition of hysteria--its causes, cures, famous patients, and doctors--in the 20th century to show that hysterias are always with us, a kind of collective coping mechanism for changing times.
Subject Hysteria, Epidemic.
Hysteria (Social psychology)
Popular culture.
Variant Title Histories.
ISBN 0231104588 (acid-free paper)