Tag Archives: Psy Sciences

Madness in Republican China

A review of Spits, Chains, and Hospital Beds: A History of Madness in Republican Beijing, 1912-1938, by Emily Lauren Baum. This widely researched dissertation explores…

Multiple Personality & Social Movements

A review of Know Thyselves: Theorizing Multiple Personality through Social Movements, by Jennifer Taylor. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD),…

Culture of Mental Health in Oaxaca

A review of The Culture of Mental Health in a Changing Oaxaca, by Whitney L. Duncan. The globalization of a biomedical approach to mental health,…

Automatic Writing in France 1857-1930

A review of Scripting the Mind: Automatic Writing in France, 1857-1930, by Alexandra Katerina Bacopoulos-Viau. This excellent dissertation by Alexandra Bacopoulos-Viau explores automatic writing in…

Asperger’s Syndrome, Biomedicine & Identity

A review of The Machine Within: An Ethnography of Asperger’s Syndrome, Biomedicine, and The Paradoxes of Identity and Technology in the Late Modern United States,…

Psychiatry in Stalin’s Soviet Union

A review of Scientific Psychiatry in Stalin’s Soviet Union: The Politics of Modern Medicine and the Struggle to Define ‘Pavlovian’ Psychiatry, 1939-1953, by Benjamin Zajicek….

Depression & the “Real Me”

A review of The Real Me: Control, Responsibility and the Self in Depression, by Tamara Kayali. When an individual receives a diagnosis for depression, there…

The Origins of Autism Research

A review of Mental Defectives, Childhood Psychotics and the Origins of Autism Research at the Maudsley Hospital, 1913-1983, by Bonnie Evans. Bonnie Evans’ excellent dissertation…