The theoretical support for this proposal is the Invention of Hysteria by Georges Didi-Huberman, who, approaching categories of literary and cultural theory. Georges Didi-Huberman’s The Invention of Hysteria is a fascinating historiography of the intersection of medicine, photography, and empiricism during. Didi-Huberman, G. (). Invention of hysteria: Charcot and the photographic iconography of the Salpêtrière (A. Hartz, Trans.). Cambridge, MA, US: MIT Press.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Didi-Huberman betrays his own intellectual origins in France of the late s through his wide range of references, his relentless attention to unusual primary sources such as the clinical inventioon that support Charcot’s published researchand his application of poststructuralist methods that recall the work of Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes.

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Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpêtrière

Translated by Alisa Hartz. The criteria by which the clinical photography of the Iconographies can be considered an artistic stance is by the heavily theatralized bodies it depicts and by the striking absence of the ritual of the backstage.

I can see why there is a long list of people wanting To Read this didi-hubernan and very few who have Read or reviewed it. Inventon fluid concept can also be grasped as the immaterial occurrence of authenticity, through a chronotopic deployment: Their very summoning and the parade of the pathological being reduced to an assortment of symptoms are invasive and coercive forms of casting in the open the bare body of hysteria.


Gilman – – History of Science Click here to sign up. I’m not sure whether some key things were lost in the translation process, but the way this book is laid out truly puzzled me. Xexets rated it it was ok Nov 15, By Georges Didi-Huberman, trans. Tina rated it liked it Jan 15, As Didi-Huberman shows, these photographs were far from simply objective documentation.

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Wegener and the Didj-huberman Debate. Book innvention OR Journal titles. Nov 20, Hildegart rated it liked it Shelves: Jana Schmidt rated it it was amazing Apr 21, His evening receptions on Tuesdays in his private mansion, boulevard Saint-Germain, were of course attended by high society: Jun 04, Tom Schulte rated it really liked it Shelves: George rated it really liked it Feb 22, To ask other readers questions about Invention of Hysteriaplease sign up.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration hysteriia libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This is a translation of a work originally in French and it feels as if the poetry and metaphor from the original is at hysteriaa awkward and difficult in translation. Throughout the volume, Didi-Huberman shows us Charcot’s clinic through the eyes of two important characters.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. The hysteric is under control of the disordered womb. The case of the patient is carried on through visual procedures of classical surveillance: And this is the point where hjsteria aspects of the routinization of this iconographic practice provides food for thought regarding the not so unequivocal borders between medicine, deontology and art.

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A division of Random House,p. The detailed story didi-hhuberman one unfortunate inmate is that of Augustin, sexual victim turned star performer for special freedoms, really tells the whole story of women locked away and then subsumed into kaleidoscope of proto-psychiatric patriarchal fantasy.

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Originally Published in The very act of seeing can be intrusive when it leads to the violently enforced visibility of the otherness in an exemplary, cynical fashion. Didi-hubrrman clinical gaze dehumanizes, turning the object of observation into an object proper. Paul – – Isis 96 1: Didi-Huberman insists that the recognition and recording of hysteria are essentially a collaborative work of art.

Jenna rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Mathematics with a Twist. His influence regarding the study of neurology is quite vast and invrntion inspired the series of Iconographies Didi-Huberman insists that both performances and records were essential to Charcot’s work, and calls this “the discreet but astonishing passage. I want so badly to give this book 5 stars because there really is nothing like it, and because the content is so vast but so horrifically engaging.

Foreword by, Edward O. He uses these images to uncover the relationship between doctor and patient, a particularly rich line when the doctor is also the photographer. Jun 17, Heather rated it liked it.