Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts 1830-1890

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This anthology of primary materials will help redraw our understanding of the complexity and range of Victorian psychological thought. Areas covered include: phrenology and mesmerism; theories of dreams, memory, and the unconscious; female and masculine sexuality; insanity and nervous disorders; and theories of degeneration. Texts have been chosen from a wide variety of scientific, medical, and cultural sources to illustrate the social range of these debates. Embodies Selves will be of interest to both specialist and non-specialist audiences in the areas of cultural, literary, historical, and gender studies.

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Jenny Bourne Taylor, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Sussex. Sally Shuttleworth, Professor in the Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield.

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`'...Embodied Selves will appeal to a range of readers. It will be particularly useful as a guide to pseudo-psychological science before Freud...As an account of the formation of the self it is fascinating, alarming and strangely comforting...'' Inga Bryden, THES Friday 7 May 1999.

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