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ʿAṣfūriyyeh: A History of Madness, Modernity, and War in the Middle East (2021)


My book, published in 2020, reconstructs the history of ʿAṣfūriyyeh, one of the first ‘modern’ mental hospitals in the Middle East. It uses the rise and fall of this institution as a lens through which to examine the development of modern psychiatric theory and practice in the region as well as the socio-political history of modern Lebanon. ʿAṣfūriyyeh becomes a window into social-policy questions relating to dependency and welfare, definitions of deviance, the relation of mission to empire, state-building processes, and the relation of medical authority to religion. The book also examines the impact of war on health and healthcare infrastructures. Reflecting on the afterlife of this and other institutions, the book calls for a new ‘ethics of memory.’

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Authors & Contributors
Tsacoyianis, Beverly Ann
Dubach, Roswitha
Eklöf, Motzi
Grimsley-Smith, Melinda D.
Jabert, Alexander
Murray, Heather Michelle
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Carocci Editore
Chronos Verlag
Franco Angeli
MIT Press
Psychiatric hospitals
Medicine and politics
Medicine and society
Mental disorders and diseases
Public health
Basaglia, Franco
Basaglia Ongaro, Franca
Kraepelin, Emil
Pinel, Philippe
Risso, Michele
Schey, Engla
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
Universität Zürich
Anoka State Hospital

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