Psycho-Politics between the World Wars, (PDF) is about the psycho-political visions and programmes in early-twentieth-century Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. In the center of the political and social unrest that adopted the First World War, psychiatrists tried to make use of their scientific insights to grasp, establish, and deal with society at giant. The ebook makes use of quite a lot of unpublished and printed sources to retrace main debates, protagonists, and networks included in the redrawing of the boundaries of psychiatry’s sphere of authority. The ebook is predicated on three interrelated case research: the mission of medical expansionism below the label of ‘applied psychiatry’ in inter-warfare Vienna; the overt pathologization of the 1918/19 revolution led by proper-wing German psychiatrists; and the try to hitch and implement totally different approaches to psychiatric prophylaxis in the motion for psychological hygiene. By learning these histories, the ebook additionally sheds gentle on the emergence of concepts that also kind the discipline to the current day and exhibits the shut connection between utopian guarantees and the worst abuses of psychiatry.
“In this amazingly fresh history of interwar psychiatry in the German-speaking countries, David Freis explores how the era’s most renowned psychiatrists (Emil Kraepelin, Erwin Stransky, and Auguste Forel among others) shifted their diagnostic language from the clinic to society at large. … Readable, dynamic, and deeply researched, David Freis’s ebook is a valuable reminder of the human cost of false associations between nationalism and mental health theory, then as now.” — Elizabeth Ann Danto, Hunter College of City University of New York, USA
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