Neurology and Modernity

A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800–1950

Authors: Salisbury, Laura, Shail, Andrew

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-27800-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-23313-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-31324-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

As people of the modern era were singularly prone to nervous disorders, the nervous system became a model for describing political and social organization. This volume untangles the mutual dependencies of scientific neurology and the cultural attitudes of the period 1800-1950, exploring how and why modernity was a fundamentally nervous state.

About the authors


LAURA SALISBURY is RCUK Fellow in Science, Technology, and Culture and a Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. She has published various articles on Samuel Beckett, including one on his 'aphasic' modernism. She is currently writing a book on Late Modernisms for Edinburgh University Press and researching a study of the relationships between modernism, modernity and neurological conceptions of language.

ANDREW SHAIL  News International Research Fellow in Film at St Anne's College, University of Oxford. He is co-editor of Menstruation: A Cultural History (with Gillian Howie, Palgrave, 2005), and editor of Reading the Cinematograph: The Cinema in British Short Fiction 1896-1912 (University of Exeter Press, 2010), and co-author, with Bob Stoate, of a BFI Film Classic on Back to the Future (2010).

Reviews

'This excellent collection opens up a fascinating area of discourse in relation to the modern area, moving the debate away from established thinking on 'nerves' in terms of neurasthenia, shell-shock and neurosis,and investigating a much wider range of issues indeed a whole a culture of nervousness - informed by the new understandings of neurology. The essays range across a variety of fascinating topics (speech disorders, peristalsis, vibration-cures, paranoia), exploring the dethroned modern self, wired from within and without to its physical and social environment. For the student of bodily and mental cultures, this will be a vital text.' - Tim Armstrong, Royal Holloway, University of London


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-27800-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-23313-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-31324-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurology and Modernity
Book Subtitle
A Cultural History of Nervous Systems, 1800–1950
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27800-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230278004
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23313-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31324-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 298
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
Topics