SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.6 issue2Individuality in the industrial societyMadness patterns in Histoire de la Folie author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Psicologia em Estudo

Print version ISSN 1413-7372On-line version ISSN 1807-0329


HOLANDA, Adriano. Psychopathology, exoticism and diversity: some remarks on the anthropology of psychopathology. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2001, vol.6, n.2, pp.29-38. ISSN 1807-0329.

The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon an anthropological approach of psychopathology. It intends to throw some light upon the phenomenon of the "psychopathologic". It begins with some remarks on the anthropological concept of Tzevan Todorov. It also analyses Theodore Zeldin’s historical essay, Thomas Szasz’s critical reflections and Michel Foucault’s historic-anthropological approach. In this historical perspective, "Psychopathology" is conceived as a rather contextualized phenomenon, part of the specific mentalities constructed by the Western culture.

Keywords : psychopathology; exotic; diversity.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License