Madness and Social Representations: Living with the Mad in One French Community

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University of California Press, 1991 M01 1 - 310 páginas
Are the mentally ill different from the rest of the population only because they are labelled and institutionalized as such? In this extraordinary book, Denise Jodelet probes society's conception of "madness" through a study of the small French community of Ainay-le-Chateau, where a colony for the mentally ill has been established since 1900 in which the patients are not enclosed within an institution but live with ordinary families in the community. Using a wide range of research techniques, including her own ethnographic observations, she focuses on a number of fundamental themes: the nature of identity, the relation of representation to action, and the notion of social memory. Madness and Social Representations is far more than social history or a field study of social psychology. It is a work of profound importance which will be of interest to all who study or work with the mentally ill.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter
25
Chapter
48
Conclusion
73
Chapter Four
114
Conclusion
136
Chapter Five
149
Chapter
172
THINKING ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
199
Chapter Eight
231
FACE TO FACE WITH THE LOONIES
264
BIBLIOGRAPHY
303
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Denise Jodelet is Professor of Social Psychology at the Ecole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

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