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    Exhaustion and the Pathologization of Modernity.Anna Katharina Schaffner - 2016 - Journal of Medical Humanities 37 (3):327-341.
    This essay analyses six case studies of theories of exhaustion-related conditions from the early eighteenth century to the present day. It explores the ways in which George Cheyne, George Beard, Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Alain Ehrenberg and Jonathan Crary use medical ideas about exhaustion as a starting point for more wide-ranging cultural critiques related to specific social and technological transformations. In these accounts, physical and psychological symptoms are associated with particular external developments, which are thus not just construed as (...)
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    Neo-Avant-Garde.David Hopkins & Anna Katharina Schaffner (eds.) - 2006 - Rodopi.
    'ART' AND 'LIFE'... AND DEATH: MARCEL DUCHAMP, ROBERT MORRIS AND NEO-AVANT- GARDE IRONY DAVID HOPKINS Peter Bürger charges avant-garde art of the and 60s ...
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    The Art of Self-Improvement: Ten Timeless Truths.Anna Katharina Schaffner - 2021 - Yale University Press.
    _A brilliant distillation of the key ideas behind successful self-improvement practices throughout history, showing us how they remain relevant today__ “Schaffner finds more in contemporary self-improvement literature to admire than criticize.... [A] revelatory book.”—Kathryn Hughes,_ Times Literary Supplement__ Self-help today is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, one often seen as a by-product of neoliberalism and capitalism. Far from being a recent phenomenon, however, the practice of self-improvement has a long and rich history, extending all the way back to ancient China. For (...)
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