Neuroscience & Psychology

The Psychiatric Persuasion: Knowledge, Gender, and Power in Modern America

Paperback

Price:
$60.00 / £48.00
ISBN:
Published:
Jan 11, 1996
1994
Pages:
445
Size:
7.75 x 10 in.
Illus:
13 halftones, 3 figures, 4 tables
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In the years between 1900 and 1930, American psychiatrists transformed their profession from a marginal science focused primarily on the care of the mentally ill into a powerful discipline concerned with analyzing the common difficulties of everyday life. How did psychiatrists effect such a dramatic change in their profession’s fortunes and aims? Here, Elizabeth Lunbeck examines how psychiatry grew to take the whole world of human endeavor as its object.


Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the 1994 Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the Best Book in Intellectual History
  • Winner of the 1995 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, American Studies Association
  • Winner of the 1995 History of Women in Science Prize, History of Science Society