Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal: A History of Transcultural Psychiatry (Routledge Research in Health and Healing in Africa and the African Diaspora) -Original PDF

Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal: A History of Transcultural Psychiatry (Routledge Research in Health and Healing in Africa and the African Diaspora) -Original PDF

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Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal explores the history of mental health in Senegal, and how psychological difficulties were expressed in the terms of spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, spirit possession, and ancestor worship.Focused on the effervescent and fruitful early post-colonial years at the Fann Hospital, situated at the famed University of Dakar, Cheikh Anta Diop, this book reveals provocative treatment innovations via case studies of individuals struggling for health and healing, and thus operates as a suspension bridge between scholarship on witchcraft and magic on the one side and the history psychiatry and psychoanalysis on the other.Through these case studies, this book creates a new route of exchange for healing knowledge for a broad array of West African spiritual troubles, mental illness, magic, soul cannibalism, witchcraft, spirit possession, and psychosis.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (May 19, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 264 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0367631008
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0367631000