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Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Jennifer L. Lambe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631028
eISBN:
9781469631042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631028.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

On the outskirts of Havana lies Mazorra, an asylum known to—and at times feared by—ordinary Cubans for over a century. Since its founding in 1857, the island’s first psychiatric hospital has been an ... More


The World the Revolution Made: Political Process and Mental Transformation

Jennifer L. Lambe

in Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631028
eISBN:
9781469631042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631028.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 6 argues that the project of mental transformation in the service of revolution transpired largely beyond the institution. Imbued with the utopian spirit of social engineering, mental health ... More


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