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Mental Health in China : Change, Tradition and Therapeutic Governance.

Author: Jie Yang
Publisher: Newark : Polity Press, 2017.
Series: China Today Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"China's massive economic restructuring in recent decades has generated alarming incidences of mental disorder affecting over one hundred million people. This timely book provides an anthropological analysis of mental health in China through an exploration of psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosocial practices, and the role of the State. The book offers a critical study of new characteristics and unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yang, Jie.
Mental Health in China : Change, Tradition and Therapeutic Governance.
Newark : Polity Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jie Yang
ISBN: 9781509502998 1509502998
OCLC Number: 1012343226
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Table of Contents; Series page; Title page; Copyright page; Map; Chronology; Acknowledgements; Introduction: China's Mental Health â#x80;#x9C;Crisisâ#x80;#x9D;?; â#x80;#x9C;Subhealthâ#x80;#x9D; in a â#x80;#x9C;harmonious societyâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Psychoboomâ#x80;#x9D;: the growing mental health industry; Psychologization in the reform era: from socialism and the state to the self; Psycho-politics: reconfiguring the inner self; Therapeutic governance and subjectivity; Commercializing mental distress; Research methodology and chapter summary; Notes; 1: Mental Health and Mental Illness: Concepts and Contradictions. Psychological and psychiatric disordersFrom somatization to the emphasis on psychological and emotional health; Social, economic, and political factors associated with mental distress: â#x80;#x9C;officialsâ#x80;#x99; heartacheâ#x80;#x9D;; Conclusion; Notes; 2: New Chinese Mental â#x80;#x9C;Illnessesâ#x80;#x9D;; Illnesses and idioms of distress; Pathologizing deviant behaviors, experiences, and popular social attitudes; â#x80;#x9C;Smog depression/bluesâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Petitioning addictionâ#x80;#x9D;/â#x80;#x9C;petitioning bigotryâ#x80;#x9D; and â#x80;#x9C;litigious diseaseâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Unemployment complex syndromeâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Internet addictionâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;Empty-heart diseaseâ#x80;#x9D;; Conclusion. Notes3: Gender, Class, and Mental Health; Gendered psychology and essentialized gender roles; Class, gender, and mental distress; Pathologizing â#x80;#x9C;unhappy, depressed mothersâ#x80;#x9D;; â#x80;#x9C;The sick-man phenomenonâ#x80;#x9D;: masculinity and depression; Eating disorders; Conclusion; Notes; 4: Stigma and Control; Stigma and â#x80;#x9C;faceâ#x80;#x9D; in China; Stigma against schizophrenia; Stigma against depression; Stigma, control, and treatment; Conclusion; Notes; 5: Psychopharmacology, Subjectivity, and Psychiatric Hospital Care; Psychopharmacology and subjectivity; Psychiatric care at two mental hospitals. Biomedicine or talk therapy?Talk therapy as resistance against psychopharmacology; Side-effects as sites of negotiation and contestation; Intimate and authoritative psychiatric care; Conclusion; Notes; 6: Counseling and Indigenous Psychology; Background: self-interest, or state interest?; Indigenous psychology in China; Revitalizing Chinese cultural traditions as healing resources; Conclusion; Notes; 7: Happiness and Psychological Self-Help; History and scope of Chinese self-help; Happiness as therapy, self-management, and self-advancement; Transforming Confucianism into xinling jitang. ConclusionNotes; Conclusion: Psychologization and Therapeutic Governance; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: China Today Ser.

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