Psychiatry and Postmodern Theory

  title={Psychiatry and Postmodern Theory},
  author={B. Lewis},
  journal={Journal of Medical Humanities},
  • B. Lewis
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Medical Humanities
  • Psychiatry, as a subspecialty of medicine, is a quintessentially modernist project. Yet across the main campus, throughout the humanities and social sciences, there is increasing postmodern consensus that modernism is a deeply flawed project. Psychiatry, the closest of the medical specialties to the humanities and social sciences, will be the first to encounter postmodern theory. From my reading, psychiatry, though likely defensive at first, will eventually emerge from a postmodern critique… CONTINUE READING
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