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Structural anthropology remains a hidden influence in Frantz Fanon’s theory of the ‘sociogenesis’ of mental illness. This chapter outlines how Fanon’s belief in the therapeutic capacity of ‘socialization’ critically absorbs Claude Lévi-Strauss’s examination of the link between ‘madness’ and the symbolic structure of society. These innovations, Chamberlin argues, pushed Fanon to institute ‘semi-hospitalization’ as a radically dialectical method of treatment in his final role as a clinician at the Neuropsychiatric Day Centre in Tunis (1958–60).
Title
Disalienation and Structuralism
Subtitle
Fanon with Lévi-Strauss
Author(s)
Christopher Chamberlin
Identifier
Description
Structural anthropology remains a hidden influence in Frantz Fanon’s theory of the ‘sociogenesis’ of mental illness. This chapter outlines how Fanon’s belief in the therapeutic capacity of ‘socialization’ critically absorbs Claude Lévi-Strauss’s examination of the link between ‘madness’ and the symbolic structure of society. These innovations, Chamberlin argues, pushed Fanon to institute ‘semi-hospitalization’ as a radically dialectical method of treatment in his final role as a clinician at the Neuropsychiatric Day Centre in Tunis (1958–60).
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
October 11, 2022
Subject
Fanon, Frantz
Lévi-Strauss, Claude
Structuralism
Anthropology
Radical psychiatry
Rights
© by the author(s)
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Language
en-GB
short title
Disalienation and Structuralism
page start
61
page end
89
Source
The Case for Reduction, ed. by Christoph F. E. Holzhey and Jakob Schillinger, Cultural Inquiry, 25 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 61–89

Publication scheduled for 11 October 2022