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Journeys into madness [electronic resource] : mapping mental illness in Austro-Hungary / edited by Gemma Blackshaw and Sabine Wieber.

Publication:
New York : Berghahn Books, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (221 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
Series:
Austrian and Habsburg studies ; v. 14.
Austrian and Habsburg studies ; v. 14
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Subjects:
Mental illness -- Austria -- History.
Mentally ill -- Austria -- History.
Mental health services -- Austria -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
At 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' in 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
Contents:
The mad objects of fin-de-siècle Vienna : journeys, contexts, and dislocations in the exhibition 'Madness and modernity' / Leslie Topp
Solving riddles : Freud, Vienna, and the historiography of madness / Steven Beller
Symphonies and psychosis in Mahler's Vienna / Gavin Plumley
Creating an appropriate social milieu : journeys to health at a sanatorium for nervous disorders / Nicola Imrie
Travel to the spas : the growth of health tourism in Central Europe 1850-1914 / Jill Steward
Vienna's most fashionable neurasthenic : Empress Sisi and the cult of size zero / Sabine Wieber
Peter Altenberg : authoring madness in Vienna circa 1900 / Gemma Blackshaw
Hell is not interesting, it is terrifying : a reading of the madhouse chapter in Robert Musil's The man without qualities
Reason dazzled : Klimt, Krakauer, and Eyes of the Medusa / Luke Heighton
Mapping the sanatorium : Heinrich Obersteiner and the art of psychiatric patients in Oberdbling around 1900 / Anna Lehninger
The Wuerttemberg Asylum of Schussenried : a psychiatric space and its encounter with literature and culture from the outside / Thomas Mueller and Frank Kuhn.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Blackshaw, Gemma.
Wieber, Sabine.
ISBN:
1-280-87611-5
9786613717429
0-85745-459-5
OCLC:
806520917