Histories of the normal and the abnormal: social and cultural histories of norms and normativity


Ernst, Waltraud (ed.) (2006) Histories of the normal and the abnormal: social and cultural histories of norms and normativity, London, UK; New York, USA, Routledge, 320pp. (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine).

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The essays engage with the concepts of the normal and the abnormal from the perspectives of a variety of academic disciplines – ranging from art history to social history of medicine, literature, and science studies to sociology and cultural anthropology. The contributors use as their conceptual anchors the works of moral and political philosophers such as Canguilhem, Foucault and Hacking, as well as the ideas put forward by sociologists including Durkheim and Illich.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 041536843 (hardback)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 41544
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41544

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