Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

by Tiffany Fawn Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136473258
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/23/2012
Series: African Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Tiffany Fawn Jones is an Assistant Professor of African History at California State University, San Bernardino, California. Her research interests lie in the intersection between ideas of health, race, gender, sexuality and power structures in Africa. She has published widely and is the book review editor for Notes and Records: an International Journal on Africa and the African Diaspora.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Prospects of a Progressive Mental Health System in South Africa Before Apartheid: Tara Hospital and Psychobiology, c1939-1948  2. The "Disordered" State: Government Policies and Institutions for the Administration of the Mad During Apartheid, 1948-1973  3. Patient Accounts: Life in State Institutions and Challenging Exile, 1939-1961  4. Heinous Crimes: Community and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, and State Mental Health Services for Non-Whites, 1948-1990  5. Controlling and Challenging Sexuality: Psychiatric Struggles over Homosexuality in the 1960s-1980s  6. "Monopoly on Madness?": Private Long-Term Mental Institutions in South Africa, 1963-1989  7. Critics Of The System?: The Church of Scientology and the International Vilification of Psychiatry in South Africa.  Conclusion

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