mercredi 1 mars 2017

Psychiatrie et politique dans l'histoire cubaine

Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History 

Jennifer L. Lambe

Series: Envisioning Cuba
Hardcover: 344 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press;
1 edition (February 6, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1469631011

On the outskirts of Havana lies Mazorra, an asylum known to--and at times feared by--ordinary Cubans for over a century. Since its founding in 1857, the island's first psychiatric hospital has been an object of persistent political attention. Drawing on hospital documents and government records, as well as the popular press, photographs, and oral histories, Jennifer L. Lambe charts the connections between the inner workings of this notorious institution and the highest echelons of Cuban politics. Across the sweep of modern Cuban history, she finds, Mazorra has served as both laboratory and microcosm of the Cuban state: the asylum is an icon of its ignominious colonial and neocolonial past and a crucible of its republican and revolutionary futures.

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