Politics of Healing and Politics of Culture: Ethnopsychiatry, Identities and Migration

  title={Politics of Healing and Politics of Culture: Ethnopsychiatry, Identities and Migration},
  author={Roberto Beneduce and Pompeo Martelli},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  pages={367 - 393}
Ethnopsychiatry is today a contested field, in which concepts and terms such as ethnicity, identity, culture, citizenship, traditional therapies or symbolic efficacy are used in a very controversial way. Recent accusations of ‘racism’ against some ethnopsychiatrists have contributed to making more obscure the deep roots of these issues and controversies. Little attention has been paid to analysing the complex legacy of colonial psychiatry, as well as the relationships among current definitions… Expand
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