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作者 Boon, Sonja, 1969- author
書名 Telling the flesh : life writing, citizenship, and the body in the letters to Samuel Auguste Tissot / Sonja Boon
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780773545762 (bound)
077354576X (bound)
9780773546394 (paperback)
0773546391 (paperback)
book jacket
傅斯年圖書館 正考慮訂購 1 本.
說明 xii, 324 pages 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 44
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 44
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"This book is about the stories our bodies tell, the stories we tell about our bodies and the ways that we integrate such stories into broader political narratives about citizenship and belonging. The stories under examination are those of the individuals who wrote letters describing their bodily sufferings to Swiss physician Samuel Auguste Tissot (1728-1797), the most famous doctor in Enlightenment Europe. Consultation by correspondence enabled individuals in far-flung places to maintain contact with leading physicians and was a mainstay of the eighteenth-century medical encounter. And it did something more: it gave individuals the opportunity to conceive their psychic and somatic sufferings in textual form. Through the process of writing letters describing their ailments, the authors of these letters created textual selves, articulating bodily autobiographies and identities shaped by bodily experience. The letters to Samuel Tissot are thus not only articulations of bodily suffering, but are articulations of bodily selves. Experienced within the social, cultural and political contexts of mid-eighteenth-century Europe, they tell us how individuals understood their bodily selves in relation to broader political discourses of belonging and citizenship. What people did with their bodies mattered in a political environment beset by concerns about depopulation, moral depravity, and corporeal excess, and organized around intricate rules of propriety. For many Enlightenment thinkers, the body functioned as a vital stage for the performance of virtue. Embodied virtue (ie. virtue enacted through bodily actions and behaviours), created the conditions of what Boon terms "corporeal citizenship.""-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic format
鏈接 Boon, Sonja, 1969-, author. Telling the flesh. McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; (CaOONL)20159026555
主題 Sick -- Europe -- Psychology -- History -- 18th century
Physician and patient -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Patients' writings -- History and criticism
Human body -- Social aspects -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Human body -- Europe -- Politicals aspects -- History -- 18th century
Citizenship -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Medicine -- Europe -- History -- 18th century
Tissot, S. A. D. (Samuel Auguste David), 1728-1797
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