Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom?

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    • Abstract:
      Beginning with a discussion of the sources in Darwin's writing for Freud's theory of the hysterical symptom, this essay proceeds to a symptomatic reading of Darwin himself. With reference to "The Origin of Species," "The Descent of Man," and "The Expression of the Emotions," this essay shows that Darwin's theories of involuntary expressive behavior and of aesthetic preference in sexual selection are linked by their role in his understanding of racial difference and also by their reliance on the idea that learned habits can be inherited as instincts, a view often identified with Lamarck. They are thus at once theories of the foreign body and theories that appear as foreigners within the body of Darwin's work. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Western Ontario
    • ISSN:
      0042-5222
    • Accession Number:
      10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535
    • Accession Number:
      56935570
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    • ABNT:
      ROWLINSON, M. Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom? Victorian Studies, [s. l.], v. 52, n. 4, p. 535–559, 2010. DOI 10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=56935570. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      ROWLINSON M. Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom? Victorian Studies. 2010;52(4):535-559. doi:10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535
    • APA:
      ROWLINSON, M. (2010). Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom? Victorian Studies, 52(4), 535–559. https://doi.org/10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      ROWLINSON, MATTHEW. 2010. “Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom?” Victorian Studies 52 (4): 535–59. doi:10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535.
    • Harvard:
      ROWLINSON, M. (2010) ‘Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom?’, Victorian Studies, 52(4), pp. 535–559. doi: 10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ROWLINSON, M 2010, ‘Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom?’, Victorian Studies, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 535–559, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      ROWLINSON, MATTHEW. “Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom?” Victorian Studies, vol. 52, no. 4, Summer 2010, pp. 535–559. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      ROWLINSON, MATTHEW. “Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom?” Victorian Studies 52, no. 4 (Summer 2010): 535–59. doi:10.2979/VIC.2010.52.4.535.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      ROWLINSON M. Foreign Bodies; or, How Did Darwin Invent the Symptom? Victorian Studies [Internet]. 2010 Summer [cited 2020 Dec 1];52(4):535–59. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=56935570