소장자료

Anxious Times [electronic resource]

  • Bonea, Amelia
  • University of Pittsburgh Press
  • 2019
Anxious Times [electronic resource]
  • 자료유형
    단행본
  • 서명/저자사항
    Anxious Times[electronic resource] / Bonea, Amelia.
  • 발행사항
    [New York] : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.
  • 개인저자
    Bonea, Amelia
  • 형태사항
    1 online resource.
  • 총서명
    Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century ;
  • 일반주제명
    Medicine
  • ISBN
    9780822945512, 9780822986607
  • 언어
    영어

초록

Much like the Information Age of the twenty-first century, the Industrial Age was a period of great social changes brought about by rapid industrialization and urbanization, speed of travel, and global communications. The literature, medicine, science, and popular journalism of the nineteenth century attempted to diagnose problems of the mind and body that such drastic transformations were thought to generate: a range of conditions or “diseases of modernity” resulting from specific changes in the social and physical environment. The alarmist rhetoric of newspapers and popular periodicals, advertising various “neurotic remedies,” in turn inspired a new class of physicians and quack medical practices devoted to the treatment and perpetuation of such conditions. Anxious Timesexamines perceptions of the pressures of modern life and their impact on bodily and mental health in nineteenth-century Britain. The authors explore anxieties stemming from the potentially harmful impact of new technologies, changing work and leisure practices, and evolving cultural pressures and expectations within rapidly changing external environments. Their work reveals how an earlier age confronted the challenges of seemingly unprecedented change, and diagnosed transformations in both the culture of the era and the life of the mind.