Exhaustion: A History by Anna Katharina Schaffner

By Anna Katharina Schaffner

Today our fatigue feels power; our anxieties, amplified. Proliferating applied sciences command our awareness. many of us bitch of burnout, and monetary instability and the specter of ecological disaster fill us with dread. we glance to the previous, imagining existence to have as soon as been less complicated and slower, yet severe psychological and actual tension isn't a contemporary syndrome. starting in classical antiquity, this booklet demonstrates how exhaustion has continually been with us and is helping us evaluation extra severely the narratives we inform ourselves concerning the phenomenon.

Medical, cultural, literary, and biographical resources have solid exhaustion as a biochemical imbalance, a somatic sickness, a viral illness, and a non secular failing. it's been associated with loss, the alignment of the planets, a perverse wish for loss of life, and social and fiscal disruption. Pathologized, demonized, sexualized, or even weaponized, exhaustion unites the brain with the physique and society in this kind of manner that we connect better questions of business enterprise, dedication, and health and wellbeing to its signs. Mapping those political, ideological, and inventive currents throughout centuries of human improvement, Exhaustion reveals in our fight to beat weariness a extra major attempt to grasp ourselves.

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