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Author Aggarwal, Neil Krishan,
Title Mental health in the war on terror : culture, science, and statecraft / Neil Krishan Aggarwal.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
©2015

Subject War -- Psychological aspects.
Prisoners of war -- Mental health -- United States.
Mental Health -- ethnology.
Bioethical Issues.
Prisoners of War -- psychology.
Terrorism -- psychology.
Veterans -- psychology.
United States.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 214 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Mental Health, Culture, and Power in the War on Terror; 2. Bioethics and the Conduct of Mental Health Professionals in the War on Terror; 3. The Meanings of Symptoms and Services for Guantánamo Detainees; 4. Depictions of Arabs and Muslims in Psychodynamic Scholarship; 5. Depictions of Suicide Bombers in the Mental Health Scholarship; 6. Knowledge and Practice in War on Terror Deradicalization Programs; Epilogue; Notes; References; Index.
Summary Neil Aggarwal's timely study finds that mental-health and biomedical professionals have created new forms of knowledge and practice in their desire to understand and fight terrorism, and in the process, psychiatrists and psychologists have either worked uncritically to protect state interests or labored to protect undesirable populations from state control. Professional interpretation, like all interpretations, is subject to cultural forces. Drawing on cultural psychiatry and medical anthropology, Aggarwal analyzes the transformation of definitions for normal and abnormal behavior in a vast a.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO; viewed on December 23, 2014).
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9780231538442 (electronic bk.)
0231538448 (electronic bk.)
0231166648
9780231166645
9780231166645
OCLC # 897809848
Additional Format Print version: Aggarwal, Neil K. Mental Health in the War on Terror : Culture, Science, and Statecraft. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015 9780231166645