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Impossible Inheritance Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic

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ISBN-10: 0520300203

ISBN-13: 9780520300200

Edition: 2019

Authors: Katie Kilroy-Marac

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Weaving sound historical research with rich ethnographic insight, An Impossible Inheritance tells the story of the emergence, disavowal, and afterlife of a distinctive project in transcultural psychiatry initiated at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal during the 1960s and 1970s. Today's clinic remains haunted by its past and Katie Kilroy-Marac brilliantly examines the complex forms of memory work undertaken by its affiliates over a sixty year period. Through stories such as the ghost said to roam the clinic's halls, the mysterious death of a young doctor sometimes attributed to witchcraft, and the spirit possession ceremonies that may have taken place in Fann's courtyard,…    
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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/14/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English