- xi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Boddice, Rob,
- Contents: 1. Introduction: Hurt Feelings? / Rob Boddice -- 2. Exquisite and Lingering Pains : Facing Cancer in Early Modern Europe / Javier Moscoso -- 3. The Perception of Pain in Late-Imperial China / Paolo Santangelo -- 4. Psychological Pain : Metaphor or Reality? / David Biro -- 5. Phantom Suffering : Amputees, Stump Pain, and Phantom Sensations from the Eighteenth Century to the Present / Joanna Bourke -- 6. The Emergence of Chronic Pain : Phantom Limbs, Subjective Experience and Pain Management in Post-war West Germany / Wilfried Witte -- 7. A Quantity of Suffering : Measuring Pain as Emotion in the Mid-twentieth century United States / Noemi Tousignant -- 8. Killing Pain : Aspirin, Emotion and Subjectivity / Sheena Culley -- 9. Body, Mind and Madness : Pain in Animals in Nineteenth-Century Comparative Psychology / Liz Gray -- 10. Down in the Mouth : Faces of Pain / Danny Rees -- 11. "When I think of what is before me, I feel afraid" : Narratives of Fear, Pain, and Childbirth in Late-Victorian Canada / Whitney Wood -- 12. "The agony of despair" : Pain and the Cultural Script of Infanticide in England and Wales, 1860-1960 / Daniel Grey -- 13. Imagining Another's Pain : Privilege and Limitation in Parent and Child Relations / Linda Raphael -- 14. Observing Pain, Pain in Observing : Collateral Emotions in International Justice / James Burnham Sedgwick -- 15. Documenting Bodies : Pain Surfaces / Johanna Willenfelt.Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index.Summary: "Pain and Emotion in Modern History is a rich exploration of the affective expression of pain, the emotional experience of pain, and the experience of others' pain as pain. Drawing on the expertise of historical, literary and philosophical scholarship, practising physicians, the medical humanities, and conceptual artists, this is a true interdisciplinary collaboration, styled as a history. It explores pain at the intersection of the living, suffering body, and the discursive cultural webs that entangle it in its specific moment. This volume goes beyond the typical spaces and parameters of pain, from the operating theatre to the waiting room; from the moment of birth to its anticipation and aftermath; from the body in pain to the body in a culture of pain. Most importantly, it moves from the narrowly physical to the broadly emotional, enabling the enrichment of the medical history of pain, as well as setting a new agenda for medical history"--