By Alain Ehrenberg
By Alain Ehrenberg
By Lisa M. Hermsen
Spanning a number of centuries, Manic Minds strains the a number of ways that the note "mania" has been utilized by well known, scientific, and educational writers. It unearths why the rhetorical heritage of the be aware is vital to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the "manic" episode." Lisa M. Hermsen examines the way in which doctors analyzed the manic situation throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and provides the 1st in-depth research of up to date manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who've written from in the ailment itself.
By J. Gregory Pirmann
By Eric Shiraev
By Jean-Paul Bronckart,Christian Bota,Cristina Ridruejo Ramos,Eric Jalain Fernández
By David Bakan
By Lewis A. Kirshner
Beginning with the case of Margaret Little, analyzed through D. W. Winnicott, and continuing to prolonged case displays from his personal perform, Kirshner weaves jointly an avowedly American studying of Lacan with the ways to self pathology of an influential coterie of theorists. through drawing out universal threads of their respective discourses at the self, Kirshner achieves an unique integration of Lacanian idea with different modern methods to self pathology. Of particular notice is his skill to maintain a discussion among Lacan and Kohut, whose shared scientific item, discernible via divergent vocabularies and conceptions, is the fight of the topic to prevent fragmentation that may obliterate a feeling of aliveness and hinder energetic engagement with the realm.
Kirshner's starting bankruptcy at the talented, afflicted Margaret Little and his concluding bankruptcy at the eminent political thinker Louis Althusser, whose self pathology culminated in his strangling of his spouse, Hélène Rytman, in 1980, body a research that's brilliantly profitable in bringing "self" matters all the way down to the messy actualities of lived adventure. Analytic therapists at the least scholars of the human sciences can be edified through this cogent, readable try to infuse Lacanian innovations with the conceptual rigor and medical pragmatism of yank psychoanalysis and to use the ensuing version of healing motion to a desirable variety of case material.
By David Herzberg
Valium. Paxil. Prozac. Prescribed by means of the hundreds of thousands every year, those drugs were hailed as ask yourself medicinal drugs and vilified as numbing and addictive crutches. the place did this "blockbuster drug" phenomenon come from? What elements resulted in the mass attractiveness of tranquilizers and antidepressants? and the way has their frequent use affected American tradition?
David Herzberg addresses those questions by way of tracing the increase of psychiatric medications, from Miltown within the Fifties to Valium within the Nineteen Seventies to Prozac within the Nineties. the result's greater than a narrative of medical professionals and sufferers. From bare-knuckled advertising campaigns to political activism through feminists and antidrug warriors, the destiny of psychopharmacology has been in detail wrapped up within the broader currents of recent American background. starting with the emergence of a scientific market for psychoactive medications within the postwar shopper tradition, Herzberg lines how "happy capsules" grew to become embroiled in chilly warfare gender battles and the explosive politics of the "war opposed to drugs"―and how feminists introduced the 2 matters jointly in a dramatic crusade opposed to Valium dependancy within the Nineteen Seventies. a last examine antidepressants exhibits that even the Prozac phenomenon owed as a lot to trade and tradition as to medical wizardry.
With a barrage of "ask your surgeon approximately" ads competing for awareness with stunning information of drug corporation malfeasance, Happy Pills is a useful examine how the commercialization of drugs has remodeled American tradition because the finish of global battle II.
By Dorothy Robbins
This e-book is an advent to Vygotsky and his theories of language and moment language acquisition. applying a twin framework of metatheory and metaphor, the writer specializes in Vygotsky's cultural-historical viewpoint (contrasted with the sociocultural historical past extra widespread within the West) and its emphasis on background as switch and idea as relating to motion. integrated is also a comparability of Vygotskyan and Chomskyan theories of language and grammar.
By Nic Hooper,Andreas Larsson