Exhaustion

Exhaustion

A History

eBook - 2016
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Beginning in classical antiquity, this book demonstrates how exhaustion has always been with us and helps us evaluate more critically the narratives we tell ourselves about the phenomenon. Pathologized, demonized, sexualized, and even weaponized, exhaustion unites the mind with the body and society in such a way that we attach larger questions of agency, willpower, and well-being to its symptoms. Exhaustion finds in our struggle to overcome weariness a more significant effort to master ourselves.

Publisher: New York :, Columbia University Press,, 2016
©2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780231538855
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Additional Contributors: NC Live eBook Central

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