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Bad Souls: Madness and Responsibility in Modern Greece

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Description for Bad Souls: Madness and Responsibility in Modern Greece Paperback. Madness and Responsibility in Modern Greece. 344 pages, 5 photographs, 1 map. As part of the agreement for Greece to join the European Union, the country had to undertake a massive psychiatric reform, moving patients out of custodial hospitals and returning them to the community to be treated as outpatients. This title shows how this played out at the edge of the nation, in the border region of Thrace. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: 1DVG; JHMP; JKS; MBNH. Dimension: 155 x 231 x 12. Weight: 476.
Bad Souls is an ethnographic study of responsibility among psychiatric patients and their caregivers in Thrace, the northeastern borderland of Greece. Elizabeth Anne Davis examines responsibility in this rural region through the lens of national psychiatric reform, a process designed to shift treatment from custodial hospitals to outpatient settings. Challenged to help care for themselves, patients struggled to function in communities that often seemed as much sources of mental pathology as sites of refuge. Davis documents these patients' singular experience of community, and their ambivalent aspirations to health, as they grappled with new forms of autonomy and dependency introduced by ... Read more

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Duke University Press
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About Elizabeth Anne Davis
Elizabeth Anne Davis is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, in association with Hellenic Studies, at Princeton University.

Reviews for Bad Souls: Madness and Responsibility in Modern Greece
"Bad Souls is a remarkable study of psychiatry in northern Greece. From the intimacy of the therapeutic encounter to the impersonality of state bureaucracy, Elizabeth Anne Davis describes the way neoliberal assumptions have led to the often divergent reformulations of the psychiatric. A brilliant book."—Vincent Crapanzano, author of The Harkis: The Wound That Never Heals "How to write a history ... Read more

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