The zone of social abandonment in cultural geography: on the street in the United States, inside the family in India.

@article{Marrow2012TheZO,
  title={The zone of social abandonment in cultural geography: on the street in the United States, inside the family in India.},
  author={Jocelyn Marrow and Tanya M. Luhrmann},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={493-513}
}
This essay examines the spaces across societies in which persons with severe mental illness lose meaningful social roles and are reduced to "bare life." Comparing ethnographic and interview data from the United States and India, we suggest that these processes of exclusion take place differently: on the street in the United States, and in the family household in India. We argue that cultural, historical, and economic factors determine which spaces become zones of social abandonment across… CONTINUE READING
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