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The Resource It's madness : the politics of mental health in colonial Korea, Theodore Jun Yoo

It's madness : the politics of mental health in colonial Korea, Theodore Jun Yoo

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It's madness : the politics of mental health in colonial Korea
Title
It's madness
Title remainder
the politics of mental health in colonial Korea
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Jun Yoo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's Madness examines Korea's critical years under Japanese colonialism when mental health first became defined as a medical and social problem. As in most Asian countries, severe social ostracism, shame, and fear of jeopardizing marriage prospects drove most Korean families to conceal the mentally ill behind closed doors. This book explores the impact of Chinese traditional medicine and its holistic approach to treating mental disorders, the resilience of folk illnesses as explanations for inappropriate and dangerous behaviors, the emergence of clinical psychiatry as a discipline, and the competing models of care under the Japanese colonial authorities and Western missionary doctors. It also analyzes interpretations of culture-bound emotional states that Koreans have viewed as specific to their interpersonal relationships, social experiences, local contexts, and the new medical discourses that the Korean press adopted to reshape social understandings of mental illness. Drawing upon unpublished archival as well as printed sources, this is the first study to examine the ways in which "madness" has been understood, classified, and treated in traditional Korea and the role of science in pathologizing and redefining mental illness under Japanese colonial rule"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yoo, Theodore Jun
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese Occupation of Korea (1910-1945)
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medicine, Chinese
  • Korea
  • Mental Disorders
  • Colonialism
  • History, 20th Century
  • Mental Disorders
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Medicine, Chinese
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness
  • Traditional medicine
  • Korea
  • Besatzung
  • Psychiatrie
  • Therapie
  • Korea
  • Japan
Label
It's madness : the politics of mental health in colonial Korea, Theodore Jun Yoo
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forms of madness -- Madness is ... -- A touch of madness: the cultural politics of emotion -- Madness as a social epidemic -- Conclusion: a method to the madness
Control code
ocn934706240
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520964044
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025856750
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19dmdpv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934706240
Label
It's madness : the politics of mental health in colonial Korea, Theodore Jun Yoo
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forms of madness -- Madness is ... -- A touch of madness: the cultural politics of emotion -- Madness as a social epidemic -- Conclusion: a method to the madness
Control code
ocn934706240
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520964044
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40025856750
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt19dmdpv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934706240

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