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Introduction

Schaffner, Anna Katharina and Wagner, Greta and Neckel, Sighard (2017) Introduction. In: Schaffner, Anna Katharina and Wagner, Greta and Neckel, Sighard, eds. Burnout, Fatigue, Exhaustion: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on a Modern Affliction. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 1-23. ISBN 978-3-319-52886-1. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-52887-8) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In the introduction to this volume, the three editors outline the general scope and rationale of the volume and provide a critical overview of the key debates about past and current exhaustion syndromes, as well as reflections on the wider socio-political significance of these debates. They focus in particular on burnout, neurasthenia, and depression, and also highlight the special status of CFS in the corpus of exhaustion syndromes, discussing the controversies surrounding this diagnosis and mentioning theories of its potential biological causes. They also reflect on the complex interplay between physical and the social forces that determine the emergence and theorisation of exhaustion syndromes.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-319-52887-8
Uncontrolled keywords: Burnout, exhaustion, depression, melancholia, acedia, capitalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 13:14 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59472 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Schaffner, Anna Katharina: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7097-2145
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