Conférence donnée par Emily Martin dans le cadre du colloque "Santé mentale, société, cognition", organisé par Antoinette Prouteau, Florence Weber et Frédéric Worms.
Manic behavior holds an undeniable fascination in American culture today. Anthropologist Emily Martin seeks to understand mania's appeal and how it weighs on the lives of Americans diagnosed with manic depression. She guides us into the fascinating and sometimes disturbing worlds of mental-health support groups, mood charts and the pharmaceutical industry. Charting how these worlds intersect with the wider popular culture, she reveals how people living under the description of bipolar disorder are often denied the status of being fully human, even while contemporary America exhibits a powerful affinity for manic behavior.
Emily Martin presents three different parts of her research: after questioning the odd association made by the psychiatric definition of bipolar disorder of the terms "mood" and "motivation", she focuses on the mood charts that are ubiquitous in the United States. She particularly examines the historical changes in the mood charting. Finally, she presents the third part of her her work, which is about irrationality (mania) as a resource.
Emily Martin est professeur d’anthropologie à l’Université de New-York, spécialiste de la Chine et d’anthropologie des sciences.Cliquer ICI pour fermer
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