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Decolonization of Psychiatry in Jamaica Madnificent Irations




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 09/2021
Edizione: 1st ed. 2021





Trama

This book traces the historical postcolonial journey of four generations of Jamaican psychiatrists challenging the European colonial ‘civilizing mission’ of psychiatric care. It details the process of deinstitutionizing patients with chronic mental illness using psychohistoriographic cultural therapy, by engaging them in creating sociodrama and poetry writing, not only to express and reverse the stigma contributing to their marginalized status, but also to reconnect them to a centuries-long history of oppression. The author thereby demonstrates that psychological decolonization requires a seminal understanding of the complex mental inter-relationship between slaves and slaveowners. Further, it is shown how the model analyzes the antipodal dialectic history of descendants of Africans enslaved in the New World by brutish British Imperialists suffering from the European psychosis of white supremacy.

Drawing together a detailed description of the sociopoem Madnificent Irations, with an examination of Jamaica’s political and social history, and the author’s personal experience, this compelling work marks an important contribution to decolonial literature. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of postcolonial studies, critical race theory, the history of psychology and community psychology.






Sommario

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The History of Madness in Jamaica 1494-1960                                                

Chapter 3: The challenge to the mental health ideology of the colonizer   

Chapter 4: Madnificent Irations – What's in a Name

Chaper 5: Mobilizing Bellevue by Building the Garden Theatre                                    

Chapter 6: Psychohisotiriographic Cultural Therapy - The Technique                          

Chapter 7: Madnificent Irations - A Sociodrama Poem

Chapter 8: The Impact of Cultural Therapy                                                

Chapter 9: Poetic Poiesis and Cultural Therapy

Chapter 10: Cultural Therapy and Social Engineering                                                      





Autore

Frederick W. Hickling is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica. He was elected Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2008, received the Royal College of Psychiatrists Fellowship, UK, in 2011, and was made Commander in the Order of Distinction Jamaica in 2012.








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ISBN:

9783030484880

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 473 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:4 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 250
Pagine Romane: xii






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