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From hysteria to hormones : a rhetorical history, Amy Koerber, (ebook)

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From hysteria to hormones : a rhetorical history
Title
From hysteria to hormones
Title remainder
a rhetorical history
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Amy Koerber
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Language
eng
Summary
In From Hysteria to Hormones, Amy Koerber examines the rhetorical activity that preceded the early twentieth-century emergence of the word hormone and the impact of this word on expert understandings of women's health. Shortly after Ernest Henry Starling coined the term "hormone" in 1905, hormones began to provide a chemical explanation for bodily phenomena that were previously understood in terms of "wandering wombs," humors, energies, and balance. In this study, Koerber posits that the discovery of hormones was not so much a revolution as an exigency that required old ways of thinking to be twisted, reshaped, and transformed to fit more scientific turn-of-the-century expectations of medical practices. She engages with texts from a wide array of medical and social scientific sub disciplines; with material from medical archives, including patient charts, handwritten notes, and photographs from the Salp<U+00db>tri<U+00de>re Hospital, where Dr. Jean Charcot treated hundreds of hysteria patients in the late nineteenth century; and with current rhetorical theoretical approaches to the study of health and medicine. In doing so, Koerber shows that the boundary between older, nonscientific ways of understanding women's bodies and newer, scientific understandings is much murkier than we might expect. A clarifying examination of how the term "hormones" preserves key concepts that have framed our understanding of women's bodies from ancient times to the present, this innovative book illuminates the ways in which the words we use today to discuss female reproductive health aren't nearly as scientifically accurate or socially progressive as believed. Scholars of rhetoric, gender studies, and women's health will find Koerber's work provocative and valuable
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Midwest
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Koerber, Amy
Dewey number
613/.04244
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
RSA STR : the RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric
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  • Women
  • Hormones
  • Hysteria
  • Rhetoric
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adult
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From hysteria to hormones : a rhetorical history, Amy Koerber, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9780271081557
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12063419
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12063419
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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From hysteria to hormones : a rhetorical history, Amy Koerber, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271081557
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12063419
Specific material designation
remote
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12063419
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MWT12063419
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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