Terminally Ill (1850 1985)

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Terminally Ill (1850 1985)

  1. 1. Terminally Ill (1850-1985) A Cultural History of Emotions Juan Manuel Zaragoza Bernal
  2. 2. Itinerary <ul><li>One could, of course, invent methodologies, in the sense of describing specific procedures used to solve problems and answer questions of interest. I really don't like to begin by deciding on methodologies. I want to keep the question of methodology open, taking rather the tack that 'this is my field of inquiry, here is where I will focus my attention, and these are the questions I will ask' </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>W.J.T. Mitchell </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Field of Inquiry <ul><li>Historical Ontology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ian Hacking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foucault </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cultural History </li></ul><ul><li>History of Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Patient’s perspective </li></ul>
  4. 4. Focus <ul><li>Terminally Ill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cicely Saunders, 1960 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spain: Santander, 1985 (1st palliative care unit) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incurable Disease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19th Century: hospitals for incurable diseases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diseases that “cannot be cured” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. (some) Questions (1) <ul><li>Does interactive categories work as Hacking says? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of emotions in the emergence of interactive categories? </li></ul>
  6. 6. (some) Questions (2) <ul><li>What kind of relationship we can find between local (the history of an individual patient) and global (the history of a group of patients)? </li></ul><ul><li>Which elements are part of the category ‘terminally ill’? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Coda: Juan José Calero Juan José Calero was found death by and overdose of laudanum in the Hospital for Incurable Male Patients of Madrid the May 30, 1891. It was a suicide? Or maybe an accident? My MA thesis explores both possibilities.
  8. 8. Coda: Juan José Calero
  9. 9. Coda: Juan José Calero
  10. 10. Coda: Juan José Calero

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