Material Cultures of Psychiatry

In the past, our ideas of psychiatric hospitals and their history have been shaped by objects like straitjackets, cribs, and binding belts. These powerful objects were often used as a synonym for psychiatry and the way psychiatric patients were treated, yet 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 perspective on the history of psychiatry: it enables a narrative in which practicing psychiatry is part of a complex entanglement in which power is constantly negotiated. Scholars from different academic disciplines show how this material-based approach opens up new perspectives on the agency and imagination of men and women inside psychiatry.

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2 November 2020, 416 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4788-4

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Author(s)
Monika Ankele / Benoît Majerus (eds.)
Book title
Material Cultures of Psychiatry
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
416
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 60 Farbabbildungen
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
2 November 2020
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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