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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.

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Published date: September 2006


Local EPrints ID: 41544
ISBN: 041536843X
PURE UUID: 272907b1-41a0-4e82-81e0-c0a58233ea8b

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Date deposited: 25 Sep 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:29

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Editor: Waltraud Ernst

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