The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, And Power In Modern America
Brand: Princeton University Press

The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, And Power In Modern America

  • Publish Date: 1995-12-22
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Elizabeth Lunbeck

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In the years between 1900 and 1930, American psychiatrists transformed their profession from a marginal science focused primarily on the care of the mentally ill into a powerful discipline concerned with analyzing the common difficulties of everyday life. How did psychiatrists effect such a dramatic change in their profession's fortunes and aims? Here, Elizabeth Lunbeck examines how psychiatry grew to take the whole world of human endeavor as its object.

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