Article ID: CBB039081637

Historicizing transcultural psychiatry: people, epistemic objects, networks, and practices (2018)


The history of transcultural psychiatry has recently attracted much historical attention, including a workshop in March 2016 in which an international panel of scholars met at the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord (MSH-PN). Papers from this workshop are presented here. By conceiving of transcultural psychiatry as a dynamic social field that frames its knowledge claims around epistemic objects that are specific to the field, and by focusing on the ways that concepts within this field are used to organize intellectual work, several themes are explored that draw this field into the historiography of psychiatry. Attention is paid to the organization of networks and publications, and to important actors within the field who brought about significant developments in the colonial and post-colonial conceptions of mental illness.

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Authors & Contributors
Dolan, Brian
Sutphen, Mary
Porter, Dorothy
Mageo, Jeannette Marie
Makkreel, Rudolf A.
El Shakry, Omnia S.
History of Psychiatry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
History of the Human Sciences
Health and History
Historical Journal
Journal of Literature and Science
University of Hawai'i Press
Stanford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Duke University Press
Queen's University (Canada)
University of California, San Francisco
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Mental disorders and diseases
History of medicine, as a discipline
Kant, Immanuel
Cohen, Hermann
Dilthey, Wilhelm
Cohn, Bernard S.
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Great Britain
Latin America
19th century
20th century, late
20th century
18th century
17th century
16th century
McGill University (Canada)

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