Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity

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""Berlin Electropolis" is the first English-language history of neurasthenia or of nerves in the German context. However, the author does more than just narrate the history of this central, yet puzzling malady; he discusses the construction, maintenance, and ultimate unraveling of a cultural assumption, by which modernity and progress were seen as creating nervous pathology. Killen introduces readers to a great deal of fascinating material and forges new connections between science, culture and society."--Paul Lerner, ...

Berlin Electropolis: Shock, Nerves, and German Modernity 2006, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520243620

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