The Haunting and Mourning of Subaltern Voices in Psychiatry

Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 27 (3):273-276 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Sarah Kamens invites readers to consider ways that psychiatry is colonizing, drawing on the concepts of ghostwriting and voice-hearing as mirrored points of haunting in medical regimes. Her article is provocative and engaging, and she is spot on about some of the more concerning aspects of psychiatry. I suggest some ways that Kamens can expand on this work, but my emphasis is on ghostly and emergent voices of service users.I find myself wishing that Kamens would dig deeper into some of the core concepts she employs. Take post-colonialism. Setting aside the fanciful thinking signified by use of the suffix “post”—a term that is used to indicate that we have moved past the practice itself, as in “post-racial society”...

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,252

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Postcolonialism and (Anti)psychiatry: On Hearing Voices and Ghostwriting.Sarah R. Kamens - 2020 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 27 (3):253-265.
Hearing Soundless Voices.Sam Wilkinson - 2019 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 26 (3):27-34.
Contributory injustice in psychiatry.Alex James Miller Tate - 2019 - Journal of Medical Ethics 45 (2):97-100.
Auditory Verbal Hallucination and the Sense of Ownership.Michelle Maiese - 2018 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 25 (3):183-196.
Critical psychiatry: the limits of madness.D. B. Double (ed.) - 2006 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
Why psychiatry is a branch of medicine.Samuel B. Guze - 1992 - New York: Oxford University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-09-26

Downloads
15 (#899,486)

6 months
8 (#303,628)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Nancy Potter
University of Louisville

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references