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Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Abstract : Psychiatry is not only a medical speciality devoted to treating mentally ill patients, it is also a possible object of investigation for the social sciences and humanities, affording an understanding of contemporary cultural conceptions of subjectivity and personhood through the analysis of the shifting boundaries between the normal and the pathological, or between the mind and the brain. Through its application and popularisation, the sum of this knowledge has transformed the moral language that we use to speak of ourselves and of relationships to others.
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Samuel Lézé. Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Andrew Scull. Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide, Sage, pp.700-702, 2014. ⟨halshs-00978957⟩



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