The Appropriation of Suffering: Psychiatric Practice in the Post-Soviet Clinic

V Skultans

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Abstract

This study brings together socio-theoretical and ethnographic approaches to psychiatry, demonstrating the role of the clinic as a major consolidator of ideologies as well as the site where personal miseries are registered as markers of social failure. It focuses on innovation in psychiatric taxonomies, changes in the figurative language of the emotions, changes in conceptualizations of the self and how all of these relate to changing socio-economic events and circumstances.
Translated title of the contributionThe Appropriation of Suffering: Psychiatric Practice in the Post-Soviet Clinic
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27 - 48
Number of pages22
JournalTheory, Culture and Society
Volume24 (3)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Publisher: Sage

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