Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Our Most Troubling MadnessCase Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

T.M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520291089

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520291089.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 22 September 2021

Racism and Immigration

Racism and Immigration

An African-Caribbean Woman in London

Chapter:
(p.86) Case 5 Racism and Immigration
Source:
Our Most Troubling Madness
Author(s):

Johanne Eliacin

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0006

Arguably the most important discovery in the recent social epidemiology of schizophrenia is that the illness does not occur at a fixed rate across the globe as researchers used to believe, but at variable rates. One of the best documented cases is among the African Caribbean community in Britain, where the risk for schizophrenia is as high as fifteen times the rate for the local white community. Rates among the African-Caribbean British are much more elevated than rates among African-Caribbeans living in Jamaica. The author argues that there are five features of social experience within the community that may contribute to these increased rates: social inequality, racism, social fragmentation, increasingly fragile cultural identity, and community “expressed emotion.” This chapter describes a British African Caribbean woman living with schizophrenia.

Keywords:   London, African Carribeans, Schizophrenia, Mental Hospital, Racism, Community expressed emotion

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.