The Medicalisation of Incest and Abuse: Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia

Author:   Carolina Borda-Nino-Wildman (Carolina Borda Nino University of St Andrews UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138628144


Pages:   230
Publication Date:   21 November 2017
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Author:   Carolina Borda-Nino-Wildman (Carolina Borda Nino University of St Andrews UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138628144


ISBN 10:   113862814
Pages:   230
Publication Date:   21 November 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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List of Figures Chapter 1. Introduction 1.1 Departure points 1.2 Gender violence 1.3 Incest 1.4 Lawfulness and heterosexual intergenerational incest 1.5 Incest in Bolivian Law 1.6 Sexual violence, incest and ethnicity 1.7 Institutional violence 1.8 The research 1.9 The main characters 1.10 The organisation of the manuscript 1.11 References Chapter 2. Gender, Ethnicity and Class in Bolivia's National Psychiatric Hospital 2.1 Introduction. The psychiatric contradiction: to be ill is to be dangerous 2.2 The National Psychiatric Hospital since the unification of the INPGP (Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatria Gregorio Pacheco) (1980) 2.3 Power relationships: the staff and the inmates 2.4 Evo only likes senoritas : imagining hierarchies 2.5 Relationships between staff and inmates 2.6 Relationships among medical and non-medical staff 2.7 Relationships between religious, medical and non-medical staff 2.8 Control mechanisms: is she dangerous or ill? Conceptions of mental illness : diagnosis and treatment 2.9 Diagnosis: hablando con la pared (talking to the wall) 2.10 Treatment 2.11 Give them their place: they mustn't forget 2.12 Patient's rights 2.13 Final remarks 2.14 References Chapter 3. Humanness as a Continuum 3.1 Introduction: Sexual violence against women in Bolivia 3.2 Sexual violence against women and psychiatry in Bolivia 3.3 Sexual violence as a common background of female inmates 3.4 Qhencha: the outside within the psychiatric hospital 3.5 Final remarks 3.6 References Chapter 4. Las Condenadas: from Indigenous Traditional Medicine to Psychiatric Biomedicine 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Incest and kinship 4.3 Incest, Qhencha, homo sacer 4.4 Qhencha as an implicit experiential concept 4.5 Susto 4.6 Sacer 4.7 Schizophrenia, third person: I am the third Eve 4.8 Final remarks 4.9 References Chapter 5. Conclusions 5.1 Incest and its universality 5.2 Psychiatric institution 5.3 Situated knowledge 5.4 Third person 5.5 References Appendices Photographs References

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'Borda-Nino-Wildman builds a theoretical account of the place of inter-generational incest in everyday social relations, and in the making of mental illness, that sets a radical challenge for the anthropological argument that incest is everywhere a pre-social and taboo act. Her intensely empathetic ethnographic attention allows us a tiny but brilliantly intense glimpse into the perspectives of doubly-abandoned and doubly-vicitimised female inmates. This book should trouble any anthropologist, or indeed any reader, both in its matters of fact and of theory.' - Huon Wardle, Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, University of St Andrews


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Carolina Borda-Nino-Wildman is a Colombian anthropologist, political scientist, and butoh dancer, working on academic and applied research on gender, ethnicity, identity politics, human rights, performance, and humanness in contexts of violence in Latin America and Europe.

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