Histeria e historia: un relato sobre el siglo XIX mexicano

Ciudad de México: UAM: Unidad Cuajumalpa/ Division de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 237p., illus., graphics, bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #77439
ISBN: 9786072818316

"Histeria e Historia" revolves around hysteria, a nineteenth-century disorder that is difficult to define, wandering, with many names and closely linked to the social construction of sexual difference. The book is about hysteria in Mexico. Only here hysteria, given its unstable nature, becomes an open field, an epistemological space made to enter and exit, a support from which to interrogate medical and psychiatric discourse, a lens that allows a close-up look at how they are erased. and the limits between the physical, the psychic and the cultural are re-armed. In Mexico, hysteria also becomes the pretext to undertake more general digressions, about science and the nation, the local and the global, modernity, the subject and history.

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