Feeling the Strain: A Cultural History of Stress in Twentieth-Century Britain - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)
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Feeling the Strain: A Cultural History of Stress in Twentieth-Century Britain - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 19/07/2019
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Examining the popular discourse of nerves and stress, this book provides a historical account of how ordinary Britons understood, explained and coped with the pressures and strains of daily life during the twentieth century. It traces the popular, vernacular discourse of stress, illuminating not just how stress was known, but the ways in which that knowledge was produced. Taking a cultural approach, the book focuses on contemporary popular understandings, revealing continuity of ideas about work, mental health, status, gender and individual weakness, as well as the changing socio-economic contexts that enabled stress to become a ubiquitous condition of everyday life by the end of the century. With accounts from sufferers, families and colleagues it also offers insight into self-help literature, the meanings of work and changing dynamics of domestic life, delivering a complementary perspective to medical histories of stress.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526123299
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[. ] this timely text makes a valuable and enjoyable intervention into the literature on twentieth century Britain. Feeling the Strain will be a valuable resource for gender historians and historians interested in mental health. It marshals a range of revealing source material to inform our historical understanding of a problem that seems, at the present moment, to be ubiquitous and inexorable.' Twentieth Century British History -- .

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