Hysteria Today

Editor : Anouchka Grose

Hysteria Today

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2016
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 138
  • Category :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 35063
  • ISBN 13 : 9781782201045
  • ISBN 10 : 1782201041

Reviews and Endorsements

‘The hysteric's questions – What do I want? What do others want from me? What is my place in society? – are emerging with a vengeance in our neo-liberal times. Social changes and new technologies are shaping the neurotic symptoms people suffer from. This collection of essays finally gives us important insight into the way malaise of the civilization affects malaise of the individual and vice versa. To understand hysteria today is an important step in figuring out social and political deadlocks in contemporary life. Anyone who is trying to understand why there is so much unhappiness in times that glorify choice, efficiency and satisfaction, should dive into this important book.’
- Renata Salecl, Birkbeck College, London, author of The Tyranny of Choice

‘This is an essential book for anyone interested in the ways we all struggle with language. Every writer in this dazzling, scholarly collection of essays has taught me something new about how hysteria continues to haunt the 21st century. Hysteria, like subjectivity, did not die in the 1890s. Hysteria is dead! Long live hysteria!’
- Deborah Levy, author of Swimming Home (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize)

Read a review of this title in 'BMJ Blogs: Medical Humanities'

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