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The hysteric, outline of a figure, Eleanor Bowen and Laura González

Label
The hysteric, outline of a figure, Eleanor Bowen and Laura González
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The hysteric
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Responsibility statement
Eleanor Bowen and Laura González
Series statement
Gender, bodies and transformation
Sub title
outline of a figure
Summary
"Examining historical, clinical and artistic material, in both written and visual form, this book traces the figure of the contemporary hysteric as she rebels against the impossible demands made upon her. Exploring five traits that commonly characterise the hysteric as an archetype - a specific body, mimetic abilities, a shroud of mystery, a propensity to disappear and a particular relationship to voice - the authors shed light on what it means to be hysterical, as a form of rebellion and resistance. This is important reading for scholars of sociology, gender studies, cultural studies and visual studies with interests in psychoanalysis, art and the characterisation of mental illness"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Body -- Mimesis -- Mystery -- Disappearance -- Voice -- Rebellion and persistence
Classification
Content

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