Beyond ideological platitudes: socialism and psychiatry in Eastern Europe

  title={Beyond ideological platitudes: socialism and psychiatry in Eastern Europe},
  author={Mat Savelli},
  journal={Palgrave Communications},
  • M. Savelli
  • Published 17 April 2018
  • Psychology
  • Palgrave Communications
For both contemporaneous commentators and historians, psychiatry within what was Communist Europe has largely been discussed through the prism of politics and ideology. Recently, scholars have begun to debate the extent to which psychiatric practices within post-WWII Eastern Europe were beholden to the ideological aspirations of the political elite. This paper enters into these debates by suggesting the need for more nuance in how historians analyse the relationship between ideology and… 

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