Cultural Representations of Gender in Psychiatric Narratives


Project Summary:

The proposed 3-year study examines representations of femininities and masculinities as they exist within the contemporary psychiatric medical chart. The objectives of the proposed research include: 1) Exploring how psychiatric narratives (re)produce and sanction particular femininities as idealized /marginalized and particular masculinities as hegemonic /marginalized; 2) Exploring how psychiatric discourses organize gender relations between women and men; 3) Investigating the role of psychiatric institutions in organizing gender relations among women and men; 4) Empirically grounding psychiatric consumer/survivor (C/S) movement critiques that challenge institutionalized oppressions related to mental distress and gender, sexuality, race and class.

Project Description:

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Principal Investigator

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Canada

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Year
Start Date:
Jun
2014
End Date:
Mar
2017

Funder:
SSHRC - Insight Grant

Year Project Started:
2014

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Amount
(e.g type 1000 for 1,000)
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SSHRC - Insight Grant
159136
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