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SubjectivityEthnographic Investigations$
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Joao Biehl, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520247925

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520247925.001.0001

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Hoarders and Scrappers

Hoarders and Scrappers

Madness and the Social Person in the Interstices of the City

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Anne M. Lovell

University of California Press

This chapter considers how mentally ill homeless people in New York City rework psychiatric personhood and patienthood outside clinical networks, examining the interstitiality and uncertainty of these homeless people, which requires constant negotiation of identity as they go through a generalized lack of empathy. It also studies how homeless subjectivities are constructed.

Keywords:   homeless people, psychiatric personhood, patienthood, clinical networks, negotiation of identity, empathy, homeless subjectivities

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