Stress: The Nature and History of Engineered Grief (Google eBook)
Stress names a kind of grief unique to the modern period, a grief perpetually unresolved, evoked by the rapid and relentless changes characteristic of modernity. Because our grief is always unresolved, the passion of mourning is perpetually productive. Stress is also a discourse, a mutation of experience by the external power of speech, a power that can devour what it articulates.
Yet, it was not until World War II, when the psychiatric difficulties of pilots and bombers in particular brought stress into the open, that stress became a topic of medical and psychological research and a named cause of disorders. The term borrows the notions of pressure and tension from the engineering world. The seeds of stress are found around 1750, when the notion of luxury changed in meaning from a vice to be avoided to a virtue to be vigorously pursued. Before this time, human existence differed from ours in such a way that we detect no stress or anything like it. The book includes a phenomenology of the experience of stress, a history of the construction of engineered grief, and an assessment of stress management programs. Because such programs seek to make us comfortable with stress, they do not move us to bring the work of grieving to a resolution. This book will be of interest to post-modernists, phenomenologists, social constructionists, hermeneuticists, deconstructionists, social historians, and medical historians.
What people are saying - Write a review
From a Logical Point of View: 9 Logico-philosophical Essays
Willard Van Orman Quine
Limited preview - 1980
The Ordering of Scarcity
The I of Stress
The Absence of Passion
Victory for Psychodynamics
The Professions and Their Agendas
The Engineering of Grief
A Rhetoric of Energy and Boundaries
A Rhetoric of Control
A Rhetoric of Loss
The Martial Beginnings of Stress
The War of the Worlds
Testing Training and Morales
Living in an Alien Environment
The Stress on Systems
A Brief Archeology of the Individual Under Stress
The Social Construction of Overstrain of the Heart 18401870
MedicalMoral Discourse of the EighteenthCentury
The Two Ends of Engineered Grief
Stress: The Nature and History of Engineered Grief by Robert ...
"Stress" names a kind of grief unique to the modern period, a grief perpetually unresolved, evoked by the rapid and relentless changes characteristic of ...
www.questia.com/ library/ book/ stress-the-nature-and-history-of-engineered-grief-by-robert-kugelmann.jsp
Stress: The Nature and History of Engineered Grief (Greenwood ...
Stress: The Nature and History of Engineered Grief Kugelmann, Robert. "Stress" names a kind of grief unique to the modern period, a grief perpetually ...
doi.contentdirections.com/ mr/ greenwood.jsp?doi=10.1336/ 0275942716