Tag: Schizophrenia

BONUS EPISODE: ‘The scariest word in the English language: a public lecture on schizophrenia’

Julia Brown , June 11th, 2019

In this public lecture, Gabrielle Carey and Julia Brown hope to achieve at least two things. First, to humanise and reduce fear around the condition of schizophrenia (a…

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Raising Health Expectations for Schizophrenia Patients

Alexandra Frankel , October 12th, 2018

People living with chronic illness and medication also manage their health in experimental and often quite ordinary ways. Blood tests, echocardiograms, waist measurements, and body weigh-ins comprise…

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Gender and Mental health: The need for a wider lens

Julia Brown , August 8th, 2018

As the Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby powerfully put it, it would help if we didn’t start by seeing females and males as being from different planets. Experiences of…

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Another Life

Julia Brown , June 20th, 2018

As anthropologist Kirin Narayan put to readers of her book Alive in the Writing, the creative process of ethnographic writing can grow from ‘the impulse to find company…

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Invisible Lines, Sacrificial Children and Touchy Subjects: Ethics in Psychiatric Anthropology

Julia Brown , February 7th, 2018

As I now write up my data, I’m representing people that I can no longer consult. I can only draw on the words they gave me and the…

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Luhrmann and Marrow’s Our Most Troubling Madness by Murphy Halliburton

Murphy Halliburton , April 18th, 2017

Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures T.M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow, editors University of California Press, 2016, 304 pages   A key premise of…


Janis H. Jenkins’ “Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness” by Katie Barron

Katie Barron , March 28th, 2017

Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness Janis H. Jenkins University of California Press, 2015, 343 pages It has been a privilege, through reading Extraordinary Conditions, t…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatter Syllabus, Week 20: Sameena Mulla on Policing Mental Health and Metzl’s The Protest Psychosis

smulla16 , February 22nd, 2017

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to continue an ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical exercise addressin…


Sadeq Rahimi’s Meaning, Madness and Political Subjectivity: A Study of Schizophrenia in Turkey by Ayşecan Terzioğlu

Ayşecan Terzioğlu , June 10th, 2016

Meaning, Madness and Political Subjectivity: A Study of Schizophrenia in Turkey By Sadeq Rahimi Routledge, 2015, 248 pages This book is issued by “The International Society for Psychological…