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Postcolonial Disorders

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, and Sarah Pinto


This book reflects on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programs in China and the Republic of Congo, psychiatrists and the mentally ill in Morocco and Ireland, and persons who have suffered trauma or been displaced by violence in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia.

Keywords: subjectivity, forms of subjection, Basque youth, Indonesian artists, trauma, Republic of Congo, psychiatrists, mentally ill, Morocco, violence

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780520252233
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, editor

Sandra Teresa Hyde, editor

Sarah Pinto, editor

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Postcolonial Disorders: Reflections on Subjectivity in the Contemporary World

Byron J. Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, and Sarah Pinto

Part I: Disordered States

2 Indonesia Sakit

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, and Byron J. Good

4 Haunting Ghosts

Erica Caple James

5 Laboratory of Intervention

Mariella Pandolfi

Part II: Subjectivity in the Borderlands

6 Everyday Aids Practices

Sandra Teresa Hyde

7 Of Maids and Prostitutes

Johan Lindquist

8 Ambivalent Inquiry

David Eaton

Part III: Madness, Alterity, and Psychiatry

10 The Mucker War

João Biehl

12 The Knot of the Soul

Stefania Pandolfo

13 Consuming Grief

Sarah Pinto

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