Seeing the insane

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J. Wiley, Feb 2, 1982 - Medical - 241 pages
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A cultural history of madness and art in the western world, showing how the portrayal of stereotypes has both reflected and shaped the perception and treatment of the mentally disturbed; as depicted in manuscripts, woodcuts, engravings, drawings, paintings, sculptures, lithographs and photographs, from the middle ages to the end of the nineteenth century.

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Contents

THE REFORM OF MADNESS
134
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MADNESS
164
THE ONGOING ARTISTIC TRADITION
194
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About the author (1982)

Sander Gilman is Goldwin Smith Professor of Humane Studies and Professor of the History of Psychiatry at Cornell University and author of "Disease and Representation" (1988). Helen King is Lecturer in History at St. Katherine's College in the Liverpool Institute of Higher Education. Roy Porter is Reader in Social Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London and author of "Mind-Forg'd Manacles" (1988). George Rousseau is Professor of English Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles, and editor of "The Languages of Psyche" (California, 1991). Elaine Showalter is Professor of English Literature at Princeton and author of "Sexual Anarchy" (1990).

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