State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin

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What madness meant was a fiercely contested question in Soviet society. State of Madness examines the politically fraught collision between psychiatric and literary discourses in the years after Joseph Stalin's death. State psychiatrists deployed set narratives of mental illness to pathologize dissenting politics and art. Dissents such as Aleksandr Vol'pin, Vladimir Bukovskii, and Semen Gluzman responded by highlighting a pernicious overlap between those narratives and their life stories. The state, they suggested in their ...

State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin 2018, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875807751

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