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dc.contributor.authorTerkelsen, Toril Borcheng
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T10:39:23Z
dc.date.available2011-02-16T10:39:23Z
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.identifier.citationSubjectivity 27:195–216en_US
dc.identifier.issn1755-6341eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/4507
dc.description.abstractThis paper is based upon ethnographic fieldwork in a Norwegian psychiatric unit practicing a psycho-educational treatment of young adults diagnosed with schizophrenia. An aim of the programme is that patients learn to detect and monitor their ‘symptoms’ in order to obtain ‘insight into their own illness’, thus transforming themselves into self-governed and self-responsible subjects who are able to cope with life outside institutions. The programme is constituted within a medical framework with a strong emphasis on medicine compliance. I explore the dynamics of power relations inherent in the programme, referring to Foucault's descriptions of discipline and normalization through pedagogy and examinations. His concepts of governmentality and self-technologies have proved useful as a frame for a critical evaluation of such programmes. However, subjectivities cannot be read off directly from educational technology, and my data from everyday, mundane settings in the institution reveal paradoxes and contradictions, which are accounted for in this study.en_US
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillaneng
dc.titleTransforming subjectivities in psychiatric careeng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Nursing science: 808eng
dc.rights.holderCopyright Palgrave Macmillan. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.holderPalgrave Macmillaneng
dc.type.versionacceptedVersioneng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sub.2009.6eng
dc.identifier.cristinID711672eng
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/sub.2009.6


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