Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the Nineteenth Century

Console and Classify: The French Psychiatric Profession in the Nineteenth Century

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Author(s): Jan E. Goldstein

Since its publication in 1989, Console and Classify has become a classic work in the history of science and in French intellectual history. Now with a new afterword, this much-cited and much-discussed book gives readers the chance to revisit the rise of psychiatry in nineteenth-century France, the shape it took and why, and its importance both then and in contemporary society.''Goldstein has raised our understanding of the politics of psychiatric professionalization on to a new plane.''--Roy Porter, Times Higher Education Supplement''[A]n historiographical tour de force, quite simply the most insightful work on the subject in English or any other language. . . . [A] work of distinctive originality. . . . It is written with lucidity and elegance, even a certain confident scholarly panache, that make it a pleasure to read.''--Toby Gelfand, Social History''Exhaustively researched, elegantly written, and persuasively argued, Console and Classify is an excellent example of the . . . sociologically informed intellectual history, stimulated by Kuhn and Foucault.''--Robert Alun Jones, American Journal of Sociology

Collection: JMAF-Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology),

ISBN: 9780226301617

Paperback / softback

464 pages


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