Material Cultures of Psychiatry

In the past, our ideas on psychiatric hospitals and their history have been shaped by objects like straitjackets, cribs and binding belts. These powerful objects are often used as a synonym for psychiatry and the way psychiatric patients are treated, but very little is known about the agency of these objects and their appropriation by staff and patients. By focusing on material cultures, this book offers a new gaze on the history of psychiatry: it allows a narrative which shows »doing psychiatry« to be a complex entanglement where power is permanently negotiated. Scholars from different social sciences show how this material gaze ensures a critical approach while opening up the field to alternative questions.

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2020-01-27, ca. 350 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4788-4

This product will be released at 27 January 2020

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Author(s)
Monika Ankele / Benoît Majerus (eds.)
Book title
Material Cultures of Psychiatry
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 350
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 60 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4788-4
Commodity Group
1559
BIC-Code
HBTB MBX JMAF
BISAC-Code
HIS054000 MED051000 PSY026000
THEMA-Code
NHTB MBX JMAF
Release date
2020-01-27
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Psychoanalyse, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
History, Art History, Cultural and Media Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Visual Science, Museology
Keywords/Tags
Cultural History, Psychoanalysis, Medicine, History of Medicine, Medical Ethics, History

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