Patients and Agents - 
      Alyson Callan

Patients and Agents

Mental Illness, Modernity and Islam in Sylhet, Bangladesh

Sylhet, the area of Bangladesh most closely associated with overseas migration, has seen an increase in remittances sent home from abroad, introducing new inequalities. Social change has also been mediated by the global forces of Western biomedicine and orthodox Islam. Les mer
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Sylhet, the area of Bangladesh most closely associated with overseas migration, has seen an increase in remittances sent home from abroad, introducing new inequalities. Social change has also been mediated by the global forces of Western biomedicine and orthodox Islam. This book examines the effects of these modernizing trends on mental health...
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Forlag: Berghahn Books
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 252
ISBN: 9780857454881
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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List of illustrations

Acknowledgements

List of key informants



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Sylhet and Social Change

Chapter 3. An Outline Ethnopsychiatry of Sylhet

Chapter 4. The Relationship Between Madness and Religiosity

Chapter 5. Sorcery: 'What else do we Bengalis do?

Chapter 6. Marriage, Madness and Resistance

Chapter 7. Spirit Possession, Personal Autonomy and the Law of Allah

Chapter 8. Muslim patients, Hindu healers

Chapter 9. Female Saints

Chapter 10. Conclusion



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Alyson Callan is a psychiatrist and anthropologist. She currently works as a consultant psychiatrist in Brent for the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.