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Hysteria Beyond Freud
"She's hysterical." For centuries, the term "hysteria" has been used by physicians and laymen alike to diagnose and dismiss the extreme emotionality and mysterious physical disorders presumed to bedevil others—especially women. How has this medical concept assumed its power? What cultural purposes does it serve? Why do different centuries and different circumstances produc ...more
Hardcover, 478 pages
Published December 7th 1993 by University of California Press
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