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Author Rahimi, Sadeq, author.

Title Meaning, Madness and Political Subjectivity : a study of schizophrenia and culture in Turkey / Sadeq Rahimi
Published Hove, East Sussex ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series
International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis book series.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Culture, schizophrenia, and the political subject; 2 Old peoples, new identities: the story of Turkey; 3 Vicissitudes of political subjectivity: the story of Emel; 4 Power, faith, and the politics of identity: the story of Senem; 5 Love, loss, and a language for madness: the story of Ahmet; 6 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book explores the relationship between subjective experience and the cultural, political and historical paradigms in which the individual is embedded. Providing a deep analysis of three compelling case studies of schizophrenia in Turkey, the book considers the ways in which private experience is shaped by collective structures, offering insights into issues surrounding religion, national and ethnic identity and tensions, modernity and tradition, madness, gender and individuality. Chapters draw from cultural psychiatry, medical anthropology, and political theory to produce a model for unde
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Schizophrenia -- Turkey -- Case Reports
Cultural Characteristics -- Turkey -- Case Reports
Mental Disorders -- diagnosis -- Turkey -- Case Reports
Politics -- Turkey -- Case Reports
Schizophrenic Psychology -- Turkey -- Case Reports
Schizophrenia -- Turkey
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1138840823