Extraordinary conditions illuminates the cultural shaping of extreme psychological suffering and the social rendering of the mentally ill as nonhuman or not fully human jenkins contends that mental illness is better characterized in terms of struggle than symptoms and that culture is central to all aspects of mental illness from onset to recovery. This item extraordinary conditions culture and experience in mental illness by janis h jenkins paperback 2695 only 5 left in stock more on the way ships from and sold by amazoncom. Culture and experience in mental illness janis h jenkins university of california press extraordinary conditions extraordinary conditions extraordinary conditions culture and experience in mental illness janis h jenkins first edition pages cm includes bibliographical references and index. Extraordinary conditions culture and experience in mental illness janis h jenkins university of california press 2015 343 pages it has been a privilege through reading extraordinary conditions to come into contact with a writer and practitioner of extraordinary compassion the book bears witness to a process of open ended interviewing . Throughout this book i have emphasized how the extraordinary conditions of mental illness engage fundamental human processes in a situation of existential precariousness arguing that the experience of mental illness is better characterized in terms of struggle than symptoms and that culture is integral to all aspects of mental illness
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