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Madness And Social Representations: Living With The Mad In One French Community

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What happens when the mentally ill are not isolated from society but are instead welcomed into it and invited to take a place in the fabric of the community? Are fear and rejection replaced in the fabric of the community? Are fear and rejection familiarity? Or are the barriers between the sane and the mad only strengthened? We have experienced a taste of this scenario in the US in the last decade with the new emphasis on the de-institutionalization, but Denise Jodelet takes us to an extraordinary community in France where the mentally ill have assumed a visible and prominent role for more than 70 years. The small French town of Ainay-le-Chateau and its environs are the site of a "family colony" for men, established in 1900. Here the patients ("lodgers") live with ordinary families ("foster parents"), hold jobs and are free to move about the countryside. Jodelet's chronicle of daily life in the colony includes extensive ethnographic material as she unravels a complex set of relationships, ultimately finding that while some of the barriers between the "other" and the larger society have been overcome, new ones have arisen in their place. This social experiment provides social and cultural insights, illuminating many fundamental issues in psychology, psychiatry and sociology.

This paperback first English language edition was published in 1991 and is in a very good, used condition. There are a few faint pencil marks on the first endpaper but otherwise the volume appears to be free from annotations.

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Author(s):
Denise Jodelet
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23x15x2.5cm
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520078667
ISBN-13:
9780520078666
Number of pages:
310
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Madness And Social Representations: Living With The Mad In One French Community

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What happens when the mentally ill are not isolated from society but are instead welcomed into it and invited to take a place in the fabric of the community? Are fear and rejection replaced in the fabric of the community? Are fear and rejection familiarity? Or are the barriers between the sane and the mad only strengthened? We have experienced a taste of this scenario in the US in the last decade with the new emphasis on the de-institutionalization, but Denise Jodelet takes us to an extraordinary community in France where the mentally ill have assumed a visible and prominent role for more than 70 years. The small French town of Ainay-le-Chateau and its environs are the site of a "family colony" for men, established in 1900. Here the patients ("lodgers") live with ordinary families ("foster parents"), hold jobs and are free to move about the countryside. Jodelet's chronicle of daily life in the colony includes extensive ethnographic material as she unravels a complex set of relationships, ultimately finding that while some of the barriers between the "other" and the larger society have been overcome, new ones have arisen in their place. This social experiment provides social and cultural insights, illuminating many fundamental issues in psychology, psychiatry and sociology.

This paperback first English language edition was published in 1991 and is in a very good, used condition. There are a few faint pencil marks on the first endpaper but otherwise the volume appears to be free from annotations.

Author(s):
Denise Jodelet
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23x15x2.5cm
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520078667
ISBN-13:
9780520078666
Number of pages:
310
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
Madness And Social Representations: Living With The Mad In One French Community

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