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Under the strain of color : Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the promise of an antiracist psychiatry

Author: Gabriel N Mendes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015.
Series: Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Under the Strain of Color, Gabriel N. Mendes recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic was founded in 1946 as both a practical response to the need for low-cost psychotherapy and counseling for black residents (many of whom were recent migrants to  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel N Mendes
ISBN: 9781501701399 1501701398
OCLC Number: 984772544
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 196 p. :) mapa.
Contents: Introduction : fighters against this debilitating ghetto --
This burden of consciousness : Richard Wright and the psychology of race relations, 1927-1947 --
Intangible difficulties : Dr. Fredric Wertham and the politics of psychiatry in the interwar years --
Between the sewer and the church : the emergence of the Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic --
Children and the violence of racism : the Lafargue Clinic, comic books, and the case against school segregation --
Epilogue : an experiment in the social basis of psychotherapy.
Series Title: Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry.
Responsibility: Gabriel N. Mendes.

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Recapturing the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem's Lafargue Mental  Read more...

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"Under the Strain of Color is a significant contribution to the study of antiracism in the human sciences and a compelling counterpoint to the historiography of the "psy" disciplines after WWII... Read more...

 
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