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Women, Psychiatry and Madness (12 points)


Leader: Dr Jan van Bommel

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: We will begin with a socio-historical analysis of the institutionalisation of madness and its current practice of de-institutionalisation. We will then critically assess sociological, medical and feminist theories of femininity, psychiatry and madness. We will examine various interpretations of psychoanalysis and female subjectivity (Freudian, Lacanian, French feminist).

Assessment: Two essays (3000 words each): 70% + one seminar presentation (2000 words): 20% + Seminar participation: 10%

Contact Hours: 3 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: A first-year sequence in Sociology or permission

Prohibitions: ASM4370

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