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Hystories By Elaine Showalter

Hystories by Elaine Showalter

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A controversial study of hysteria, in which the author argues that hysteria is a universal illness which did not die out with the end of Victorian sexual repression but instead is becoming more widespread. She identifies Gulf War syndrome, recovered memory, chronic fatigue syndrome and claims of satanic abuse as contemporary forms of the illness.

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Hystories: Hysteria, Gender and Culture by Elaine Showalter

Hysteria has traditionally been seen as a female disorder but in this study of its cultural implications, the author argues that it is a universal illness and that far from dying out with the end of the Victorian sexual repression it is becoming more widespread and manifest. Showalter identifies Gulf War syndrome, recovered memory, chronic fatigue syndrome, even claims of ritual satanic abuse, as the contemporary forms of the illness and by recognizing its universality releases women from the limiting association with hysteria.

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GOR011359666
9780330346702
0330346709
Hystories: Hysteria, Gender and Culture by Elaine Showalter
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
1997-05-23
352
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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