Re: mental health

Doug Matthews (doug@GIBBS.OIT.UNC.EDU)
Tue, 7 Dec 1993 19:02:57 +0500

On Tue, 7 Dec 1993, julie wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had any ideas of places to look for anthropological
> analyses of mental health treatments. I know that someone wrote something
> at some time about sanity and insanity being culturally constructed but I
> dont remember where I saw it.

I think you might be referring to Thomas Szasz, _The Manufacture of
Madness_, written (I think) in the 1970's. Don't hold me to the date.
Foucault's _Madness and Civilization_ is worth looking into in this regard
as well.

Doug Matthews
UNC-Chapel Hill