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Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain( )
Author: Frawley, Maria H.
ISBN:978-0-226-26120-1
Publication Date:May 2004
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $52.00
Book Description:

Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of "invalid." Whether they suffered from a temporary condition or an incurable disease, many wrote about their experiences, leaving behind an astonishingly rich and varied record of disability in Victorian Britain. Using an array of primary sources, Maria Frawley here constructs a cultural...
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Book Details
Pages:280
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Diseases
Medical / Public Health
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.4 Inches
Book Weight:1.148 Pounds



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