Publié le January 4, 2021 | Updated on January 29, 2021

Emmanuel Delille : Ethnopsychiatry - McGill-Queen's University Press

By Henri F. Ellenberger, Edited by Emmanuel Delille, Translated by Jonathan Kaplansky

Discovering how mental health and the social sciences shaped the cultural psychiatry of the twentieth century.

What is the relationship between culture and mental health? Is mental illness universal? Are symptoms of mental disorders different across social groups? In the late 1960s these questions gave rise to a groundbreaking series of articles written by the psychiatrist Henri Ellenberger, who would go on to publish The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry in 1970. Fifty years later they are presented for the first time in English translation, introduced by historian of science Emmanuel Delille.

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  • Editor
    Part of the McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society (number 56 in series)
  • Author(s)
    • Henri F. Ellenberger (1905-1993) was a physician and a pioneering figure in transcultural psychiatry, criminology, and the history of medicine.
    • Emmanuel Delille is an historian of science and a researcher at the Centre Marc Bloch and was a 2018-2019 fellow of the Collegium de Lyon.
    • Jonathan Kaplansky is a literary translator living in Montreal.