9780520300200-0520300203-An Impossible Inheritance: Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic

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

ISBN-13: 9780520300200
ISBN-10: 0520300203
Edition: First
Author: Kilroy-Marac, Katie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520300200
ISBN-10: 0520300203
Edition: First
Author: Kilroy-Marac, Katie
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Kilroy-Marac, Katie wrote An Impossible Inheritance: Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic comprising 288 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520300203 and 9780520300200. Since then An Impossible Inheritance: Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 that of the 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, Kilroy-Marac argues that memory work is always an act of the imagination and a moral practice with unexpected temporal, affective, and political dimensions. By exploring how accounts about the Fann Psychiatric Clinic and its past speak to larger narratives of postcolonial and neoliberal transformation, An Impossible Inheritance examines the complex relationship between memory, history, and power within the institution and beyond.

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