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Embodying mental health in development

Lee, Ben


This thesis proposes a rethinking of mental health interventions in developing countries by examining policies that took place in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Sri Lanka, using anthropological concepts influenced by phenomenology such as the notion of embodiment. Contestations regarding the Cartesian mind-body duality have led to various methods of understanding the human being, with materialist biomedicine dominating Western psychiatry due to its scientific ‘rigour.’...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (Honours)


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