The Resource Invalidism and identity in nineteenth-century Britain, Maria H. Frawley

Invalidism and identity in nineteenth-century Britain, Maria H. Frawley

Label
Invalidism and identity in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Invalidism and identity in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Maria H. Frawley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of "invalid." Whether they suffered from a temporary condition or an incurable disease, many wrote about their experiences, leaving behind an astonishingly rich and varied record of disability in Victorian Britain. Using an array of primary sources, Maria Frawley here constructs a cultural history of invalidism. She describes the ways that Evangelicalism, industrialization, and changing patterns of doctor/patient relationships all converged to allow a culture of invalidism to flourish, and explores what it meant for a person to be designated--or to deem oneself--an invalid. Highlighting how different types of invalids developed distinct rhetorical strategies, her absorbing account reveals that, contrary to popular belief, many of the period's most prominent and prolific invalids were men, while many women found invalidism an unexpected opportunity for authority. In uncovering the wide range of cultural and social responses to notions of incapacity, Frawley sheds light on our own historical moment, similarly fraught with equally complicated attitudes toward mental and physical disorder
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.4/613
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.8.G7
LC item number
F73 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Invalidism and identity in nineteenth-century Britain, Maria H. Frawley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-278) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 "All My Afflictions": Invalids and Authority in Nineteenth-Century Britain -- 2 "Beyond Hope, Help, or Remedy": Confession, Cure, and the Hypochondriac's Narrative -- 3 "In Search of Health": Invalids Abroad -- 4 "Sin-Sick Souls": Christian Invalids and the Literature of Consolation -- 5 "The Range of Our Vision": Self, Surveillance, and Life in the Sickroom -- Afterword: Centers, Margins, and Vanishing Points: Locating Invalidism in the Nineteenth Century
Control code
ocn690177996
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226261225
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35866548
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)690177996
  • pebcs0226261220

Library Locations

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