Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781787357723 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781787357730 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only

Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World

Edited by Mererid Puw Davies and Sonu Shamdasani

Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World

Edited by Mererid Puw Davies and Sonu Shamdasani

Distributed for UCL Press

240 pages | 7 halftones | 9 1/4 x 6 1/4
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781787357723 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only
Cloth $70.00 ISBN: 9781787357730 Will Publish September 2020 For sale in North America only
Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World is the first volume dedicated to exploring the interface of medicine, the human and the humane in the German-speaking lands. The volume tracks the designation and making through medicine of the human and inhuman, and the humane and inhumane, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Eight individual chapters undertake explorations into ways in which theories and practices of medicine in the German-speaking world have come to define the human and highlight how such theories and practices have consolidated, or undermined, notions of humane behavior. Cultural analysis is central to this investigation, foregrounding the reflection, refraction and indeed creation of these theories and practices in literature, life-writing, and other discourses and media. Contributors bring to bear perspectives from literary studies, film studies, critical theory, cultural studies, history, and the history of medicine and psychiatry. Thus, this collection is historical in the most expansive sense, for it debates not only what historical accounts bring to our understanding of this topic. It encompasses, too, investigation of life-writing, theory and literary and documentary works and so brings to light elusive, paradoxical, underexplored – yet vital – issues in history and culture.
 
Contents
Preface Alena Ledeneva and Peter Zusi    1.     Medical In/Humanities: The Human andthe Humane in the German-Speaking World: An Introduction Mererid Puw Davies and SonuShamdasani  2.     Painand Laughter: Dental Treatment as a Comic Motif in Medieval and Early Modern Literature Sebastian Coxon  3.     Combat,Military Medicine and Psychiatric Disorders During and After the Wars ofUnification MarkHewitson  4.    FromNeurosis to a New Cure of Souls: C.G. Jung’s Remaking of the PsychotherapeuticPatient SonuShamdasani  5.     C. G. Jung and the BerneuchenMovement: Meditation and Active Imagination in Jungian Psychotherapy AndProtestant Spiritual Practice in the 1930s Martin Liebscher  6.     HumaneHorrors: The Dentist in Günter Grass’s örtlichbetäubt / Local Anaesthetic (1969) MereridPuw Davies  7.     Inhuman Institutions:Wilhelm Genazino’s Clinical Treatments ThomasWilks  8.    Medical Experiments on Humans inKerstin Hensel’s Lärchenau (2008) ErnestSchonfield  9.     Burnout Therapy, Cool Conduct andCold Cinema Annie Ring Index
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