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Under the Strain of Color

Under the Strain of Color Author Gabriel N. Mendes
ISBN-10 9781501701399
Release 2015-09-04
Pages 208
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In Under the Strain of Color, Gabriel N. Mendes recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic was founded in 1946 as both a practical response to the need for low-cost psychotherapy and counseling for black residents (many of whom were recent migrants to the city) and a model for nationwide efforts to address racial disparities in the provision of mental health care in the United States. The result of a collaboration among the psychiatrist and social critic Dr. Fredric Wertham, the writer Richard Wright, and the clergyman Rev. Shelton Hale Bishop, the clinic emerged in the context of a widespread American concern with the mental health of its citizens. It proved to be more radical than any other contemporary therapeutic institution, however, by incorporating the psychosocial significance of antiblack racism and class oppression into its approach to diagnosis and therapy. Mendes shows the Lafargue Clinic to have been simultaneously a scientific and political gambit, challenging both a racist mental health care system and supposedly color-blind psychiatrists who failed to consider the consequences of oppression in their assessment and treatment of African American patients. Employing the methods of oral history, archival research, textual analysis, and critical race philosophy, Under the Strain of Color contributes to a growing body of scholarship that highlights the interlocking relationships among biomedicine, institutional racism, structural violence, and community health activism.



Under the Strain of Color

Under the Strain of Color Author David Mislin
ISBN-10 OCLC:994496085
Release 2015
Pages 209
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This book recaptures the history of a largely forgotten New York City institution that embodied new ways of thinking about mental health, race, and the substance of citizenship. Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic was founded in 1946 as both a practical response to the need for low-cost psychotherapy and counseling for black residents (many of whom were recent migrants to the city) and a model for nationwide efforts to address racial disparities in the provision of mental health care in the United States.



Psychiatry and Racial Liberalism in Harlem 1936 1968

Psychiatry and Racial Liberalism in Harlem  1936 1968 Author Dennis A. Doyle
ISBN-10 9781580464925
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 268
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Reveals the history of the individuals who worked to make psychiatry more available to Harlem's black community in the early Civil Rights Era.



Are Racists Crazy

Are Racists Crazy Author Sander L. Gilman
ISBN-10 9781479856121
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 368
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In 2012, an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Oxford reported that - based on their clinical experiment - the beta-blocker drug, Propranolol, could reduce implicit racial bias among its users. Shortly after the experiment, an article in Time Magazine cited the study, posing the question: Is racism becoming a mental illness? In Are Racists Crazy? Sander Gilman and James Thomas trace the idea of race and racism as psychopathological categories., from mid-19th century Europe, to contemporary America, up to the aforementioned clinical experiment at the University of Oxford, and ask a slightly different question than that posed by Time: How did racism become a mental illness? Using historical, archival, and content analysis, the authors provide a rich account of how the 19th century ‘Sciences of Man’ - including anthropology, medicine, and biology - used race as a means of defining psychopathology and how assertions about race and madness became embedded within disciplines that deal with mental health and illness. An illuminating and riveting history of the discourse on racism, antisemitism, and psychopathology, Are Racists Crazy? connects past and present claims about race and racism, showing the dangerous implications of this specious line of thought for today.



Greek for Reading

Greek for Reading Author Gerda M. Seligson
ISBN-10 0472082663
Release 1994
Pages 325
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A highly innovative approach to Classical Greek for beginning students



GRE HISTORIA TON NOMISMATON

GRE HISTORIA TON NOMISMATON Author Barclay Vincent 1844-1914 Head
ISBN-10 1363159879
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 150
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