50, followed by the comment that she "was repeatedly held up as the ideal specimen of hysteria"; and, elsewhere, that hypnotism "create[d] an artificial world in which hysterical symptoms could be reproduced and transformed, a world in which the hysteric
could be completely mastered" (62), then, several lines later, that it "create[d] an 'artificial' hysteric
in whom doctors could reproduce symptoms at will [.
The implication is that hysteria is linked to the female sex, and that hysterics
belong to recognizable "types.
Few could resist hysterics
at Cooper's nonsense or his consummate skill at making the magic blunders appear accidental.
As is typical of hysterics
who, according to Cixous, seem to say "I want everything" (Cixous and Clement 155), Beloved becomes voracious: "She took the best of everything--first.
At their best they write their histories in such manner that the formerly forgotten, repressed other of the modern tradition -- hysterics
, the mad, mystics, dissenters, avant-garde artists, subjugated communities of resistance in the past and present are finally allowed to speak on their own terms.
Which candidate, Democrat or Republican, has said a word about our obscene possession of thousands of nuclear weapons while Washington goes into hysterics
over the possibility that some country in the Middle East may some day have one nuclear bomb?
That hypnosis could successfully bring repressed/"hidden" personalities to the surface in hysterics
allowed James to take his ideas further and to speculate that perhaps hypnosis could actually induce telepathic communication between the selves.
If hysterical symptoms denoted a repressed memory of early seduction, as Freud argued, then only women (and feminine men) could properly be hysterics
, since only women (and feminine men) could be sexually inadequate.
Here Lunbeck analyzes psychiatrists' and social workers' encounters with "hypersexual" women, female hysterics
, "psychopathic" men, and lesbian women.
Feminists and gay activists warned long ago that a distinctly totalitarian movement was advancing on sexual and cultural terrain, and we were sometimes dismissed as hysterics
who deserved the blame for reaction.
Tunis also wrote some sharp analyses of the sports world, particularly $port$: Heroics and Hysterics
(1928), Sport for the Fun of It (1940), and Democracy and Sport (1941).