Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry

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Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry - Bjelic, Dusan I., Professor
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Normalizing the Balkans argues that, following the historical patterns of colonial psychoanalysis and psychiatry in British India and French Africa as well as Nazi psychoanalysis and psychiatry, the psychoanalysis and psychiatry of the Balkans during the 1990s deployed the language of psychic normality to represent the space of the Other as insane geography and to justify its military, or its symbolic, takeover. Freud's self-analysis, influenced by his journeys through the Balkans, was a harbinger of orientalism as ...

Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry 2011, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409433156

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