The Resource Prozak diaries : psychiatry and generational memory in Iran, Orkideh Behrouzan, (ebook)

Prozak diaries : psychiatry and generational memory in Iran, Orkideh Behrouzan, (ebook)

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Prozak diaries : psychiatry and generational memory in Iran
Title
Prozak diaries
Title remainder
psychiatry and generational memory in Iran
Statement of responsibility
Orkideh Behrouzan
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Language
eng
Summary
Prozak Diaries is an analysis of emerging psychiatric discourses in post-1980s Iran. It examines a cultural shift in how people interpret and express their feeling states, by adopting the language of psychiatry, and shows how experiences that were once articulated in the richly layered poetics of the Persian language became, by the 1990s, part of a clinical discourse on mood and affect. In asking how psychiatric dialect becomes a language of everyday, the book analyzes cultural forms created by this clinical discourse, exploring individual, professional, and generational cultures of medicalization in various sites from clinical encounters and psychiatric training, to intimate interviews, works of art and media, and Persian blogs. Through the lens of psychiatry, the book reveals how historical experiences are negotiated and how generations are formed. Orkideh Behrouzan traces the historical circumstances that prompted the development of psychiatric discourses in Iran and reveals the ways in which they both reflect and actively shape Iranians' cultural sensibilities. A physician and an anthropologist, she combines clinical and anthropological perspectives in order to investigate the gray areas between memory and everyday life, between individual symptoms and generational remembering. Prozak Diaries offers an exploration of language as experience. In interpreting clinical and generational narratives, Behrouzan writes not only a history of psychiatry in contemporary Iran, but a story of how stories are told
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Midwest
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1977-
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Behrouzan, Orkideh
Dewey number
362.1968900955
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Psychiatry
  • Depression, Mental
  • Youth
  • Medical anthropology
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adult
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Prozak diaries : psychiatry and generational memory in Iran, Orkideh Behrouzan, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780804799591
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11891153
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remote
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11891153
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MWT11891153
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Prozak diaries : psychiatry and generational memory in Iran, Orkideh Behrouzan, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780804799591
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11891153
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891153
System control number
MWT11891153
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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