Crime, Madness and Politics in Modern France: The Medical Concept of National Decline

TitleCrime, Madness and Politics in Modern France: The Medical Concept of National Decline
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsNye, Robert A.
Number of Pages367
PublisherPrinceton University Press
City, CountryPrinceton, NJ
Abstract

Robert A. Nye places in historical context a medical concept of deviance that developed in France in the last half of the nineteenth century, when medical models of cultural crisis linked thinking about crime, mental illness, prostitution, alcoholism, suicide, and other pathologies to French national decline.

Originally published in 1984.

(UNC Chapel Hill)

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