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Representing Mental Illness: A Case of Cognitive Polyphasias

  title={Representing Mental Illness: A Case of Cognitive Polyphasias},
  • Arthi
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
Within social representations theory, the concept of cognitive polyphasia describes the co-existence of differing, even contradictory, forms of knowledge in the same individual or community. To go beyond this notion is to ask how these rationalities co-exist and what forms the co-existences take. This paper aims to contribute to such an understanding using a study of representations of mental illness among Tamil Singaporeans. While Tamil culture has its own rich history, Tamil Singaporeans… Expand
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