Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Journeys into Madness Mapping Mental illness in the Austro Hungarian Empire Book DescriptionPublication Date May ISBN ISBN At the turn of the century Sigmund Freud s investigation of the mind represented a particular journey into mental

  • Title: Journeys into Madness: Mapping Mental illness in the Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Author: Gemma Blackshaw
  • ISBN: 9780857454584
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book DescriptionPublication Date May 1, 2012 ISBN 10 0857454587 ISBN 13 978 0857454584At the turn of the century, Sigmund Freud s investigation of the mind represented a particular journey into mental illness, but it was not the only exploration of this territory during the Austro Hungarian Empire Sanatoriums were the new tourism destinations, psychiatrists were coBook DescriptionPublication Date May 1, 2012 ISBN 10 0857454587 ISBN 13 978 0857454584At the turn of the century, Sigmund Freud s investigation of the mind represented a particular journey into mental illness, but it was not the only exploration of this territory during the Austro Hungarian Empire Sanatoriums were the new tourism destinations, psychiatrists were collecting art works produced by patients, and writers were developing innovative literary techniques to convey a character s interior life This collection of essays uses the framework of journeys in order to highlight the diverse artistic, cultural, and medical responses to a peculiarly Viennese anxiety about the madness of modern times The travelers of these journeys vary from patients to doctors, artists to writers, architects to composers, and royalty to tourists in engaging with their histories, the contributors reveal the different ways in which madness was experienced and represented in Vienna 1900.

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    1. An interesting read that offers a new perspective on madness and mental illness, but not without its flaws. The editors chose to compile these essays as a demonstration of the intense connection between madness and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Their premise is made clear in the introduction. What I find strange is that they chose to have the last piece devoted to the Württemberg Asylum of Schussenried, not an Austrian asylum at all. Although the editors address this in the introduction and say [...]

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