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The Philosophy of PsychiatryA Companion$
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Jennifer Radden

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149531

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.001.0001

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Race and Culture

Race and Culture

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(p.244) Chapter 16 RACE AND CULTURE
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The Philosophy of Psychiatry
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Jennifer Radden
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0019

This chapter discusses three attempts to theorize the philosophical and cultural issues relevant to raciation in psychiatry: the work of Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon, and E. V. Wolfenstein. It also discusses the development of a view that can build on the strengths of previous work and enable forward movement. It argues that the problems of the relations among inner and outer oppression and victim status cannot be understood unless the relation between individual and collectivity is encompassed within a perspective that is beyond psychoanalytic Marxism, for the latter construes individual and social praxis as two separate planes of liberatory praxis.

Keywords:   raciation, psychiatry, Michel Foucault, Frantz Fanon, Marxism, E. V. Wolfenstein

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