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This article explores contemporary self-help literature as a strategy for enlisting subjects in the pursuit of self-improvement and autonomy. Appropriating democratic liberalism's andExpand
From sinners to degenerates: the medicalization of morality in the 19th century
  • H. Rimke, A. Hunt
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • History of the human sciences
  • 1 February 2002
This article explores two very different forms in which immoral conduct was problematized over the course of the 19th century. It does this by contrasting the sexual purity politics of the ViceExpand
Sickening Institutions: A Feminist Sociological Analysis and Critique of Religion, Medicine, and Psychiatry
This chapter seeks to outline the ways in which psy-hegemony operates in Western medicine by analyzing the emergence of pathological individualism since the nineteenth century. Contextualized within,Expand
Comment on Margot Mifflin's Bodies of Subversion
Tattoo artistry is an endlessly fascinating subject for those interested in cultural studies of the body. Nonetheless, few, if any, commentaries have chronicled the history of Western tattooExpand
Beheading Aboard a Greyhound Bus: Security Politics, Bloodlust Justice, and the Mass Consumption of Criminalized Cannibalism
The article provides a critical transdisciplinary theoretical framework for analyzing the July 2008 cannibalization case that occurred on a greyhound bus bound for Winnipeg Manitoba. The criminalizedExpand
[Infection studies in laboratory mice with erysipelas and coli bacteria after the administration of biotechnical substances].
Chlormadinone-acetate, human chorionic gonadotrophin, oestrophan, and zinc-metallibur, all of them substances used for biotechnological indications, were tested in generation experiments for theirExpand