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Psicologia em Estudo

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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.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722001000200005.

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.

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