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Worlds of psychotic people : wanderers, 'bricoleurs' and strategists

Author: Els van Dongen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Theory and practice in medical anthropology and international health, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Worlds of Psychotic People brings a fresh twenty-first century voice to the lives of those with serious psychological disorders, focusing on the way in which psychiatric patients experience their subjective worlds. Based on ethnographic research gathered at the psychiatric hospital of Saint Anthony's in the Netherlands over a period of five years, it seeks to describe from the perspective of the mental patient some  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Els van Dongen
ISBN: 0415303907 9780415303903
OCLC Number: 50115800
Notes: Rev. and updated ed. of: Zwervers, knutselaars, strategen (1994).
Description: vi, 263 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The quest for reality and the work with culture: when psychiatrists and anthropologists explore psychosis --
3. Shaping the context of the speech events: models of therapists and patients --
4. Hope and hopelessness, healthy and sick parts --
5. Hiding in talk --
6. Revealing in talk --
7. Living in two worlds --
8. The precarious world of psychotic people --
9. Life and death --
10. Conclusion: psychotic discourse revisited.
Series Title: Theory and practice in medical anthropology and international health, v. 10.
Responsibility: Els van Dongen.
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