The Anthropology of Medicine: From Culture to Method

By Lola Romanucci-Ross; Daniel E. Moerman et al. | Go to book overview
Save to active project

numbers had been privileged by party memberships that had brought them positions, jobs, and even sickness and disability benefits as rewards for party service (an example of making one's own justice). Berlusconi emphasized he was for the respectable people who "pass exams" in school and in work -- in other words, those who don't need community services.

Reality changes quickly in Italy, and, as Italians like to say, "When the reality is different, we are different." Whoever designs the next and new model of "circuits of control" for the care of the mentally ill might be well admonished not to ignore the nature of Italian culture and the modal personality that is its distillate.


NOTES
1.
On prediction of future dangerousness: Barefoot v. Estelle, 463 U.S. 880 ( 1983); on competency to stand trial: Dusky v. U.S., 362 U.S. 402 ( 1966); on criminal responsibility because of mental disease or defect: Durham v. U.S., 214 F. 2d 862 (O.C. Cir. 1954); on right to refuse treatment: Rennie v. Klein, 476 F. Supp. 1294 (D.N.J. 1979) and Rogers v. Okin, 478 F. Supp. 1342 ( E.D. Mass 1979), among others.
2.
Anthropological field research was begun in 1970 and has continued into the present; it was conducted in periods of time corresponding with sabbatical leave years and portions of summers. The focus was on ethnographic data collection and medical anthropology over an area in central Italy (see Romanucci-Ross 1983, 1986, 1991).

REFERENCES

Bacigalupi M., F. Cecere, and M. Arca et al. 1988. "La Mortalitá dei ricoverati negli ospedali psichiatrici nella regione Lazio: primi resultati". Epidemiologie e Prevenzione 34:36-43.

Barbagli N., and P. Corbetta. 1978. "Partito e movimento: aspetti del rinnovamento del PCI". Inchiesta 7( 31):3-46.

Barbato A., E. Terzian, and B. Saraceno et al. 1992a. "Patterns of Aftercare for Psychiatric Patients Discharged after Short Inpatient Treatment: An Italian Collaborative Study". Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 27( 1):46- 52.

Barbato A., E. Terzian, and B. Saraceno et al. 1992b. "Outcome of Discharged Psychiatric Patients after Short Inpatient Treatment: An Italian Collaborative Study". Social Psythiatry and Psyehiatric Epidemiology 27( 4):192-97.

Basaglia F. 1981. "La distruzione dell' ospedale psichiatrico come luogo di istituzionalizzazione". In F. Basaglia, Scritti I. Dalla psichiatria fenomenologica all' esperienza di Gorizia. Torino: Einaudi.

-----. 1980. "Breaking the Circuit of Control". In Critical Psychiatry. D. Engleby, ed. New York: Pantheon.

Basaglia F., ed. 1968. L'Istituzione Negata. Torino: Einaudi.

Burti L., I. D. Glick, and M. Tansella. 1990. "Measuring the Treatment Environment of a Psychiatric Ward and a Community Mental Health Center after the Italian Reform". Community Mental Health Journal 26( 2):193-204.

-333-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Anthropology of Medicine: From Culture to Method
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen
/ 400

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?