Mad Travelers – Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses (COBE)

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Title: Mad Travelers – Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses (COBE)
Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher:Harvard Univ Pr Publication Date:Oct-01-2002 Pages:256 Binding:Paperback Edition:reprint Dimensions:6.00 (W) x 8.75 (H) x 0.75 (D) ISBN:0674009541 BISACSubjects_Heading:Psychology / Psychopathology / General

Description: Hacking tells the fascinating tale of Albert Dadas, a native of France’s Bordeaux region and the first diagnosed mad traveler. Dadas suffered from a strange compulsion that led him to travel obsessively, often without identification, not knowing who he was or why he traveled. Using the records of Philippe Tissié, Dadas’s physician, Hacking attempts to make sense of this strange epidemic. In telling this tale, Hacking raises probing questions about the nature of mental disorders, the cultural repercussions of their diagnosis, and the relevance of this century-old case study for today’s overanalyzed society. — Harvard University Press

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