Biologizing social facts: An early 20th century debate on Kraepelin‘s concepts of culture, neurasthenia, and degeneration

@article{Roelcke1997BiologizingSF,
  title={Biologizing social facts: An early 20th century debate on Kraepelin‘s concepts of culture, neurasthenia, and degeneration},
  author={Volker Roelcke},
  journal={Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={21},
  pages={383-403}
}
  • V. Roelcke
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
This paper uses an historical approach toelucidate two alternative modes ofconceptualizing the relation between socialfactors and psychological phenomena perceivedas pathological.The core features of Neo-Kraepelinianpsychiatric nosology associated with theintroduction of DSM-III in 1980 were also atthe center of a debate in early 20th centuryGermany. The protagonists were EmilKraepelin and Oswald Bumke. Kraepelin‘sempirical research selectively focused onsomatic factors as independent variables… 
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