From Warfare to Welfare : Trauma in the emerging field of Psychiatry in Yugoslavia in the aftermath of the World War II

L’EHESS vi invita alla lecture

“From Warfare to Welfare : Trauma in the emerging field of Psychiatry in Yugoslavia in the aftermath of the World War II ”

​tenuta da​
​​Heike Karge (Università di Regensburg/ Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung)

​nell’ambito del seminario« Histoire de la protection sociale en Europe centrale et du Sud-Est »
EHESS​ (sala 6)​, 105 boulevard Raspail​, Parigi

​Mercoledì 28 marzo 2018 , ore 15h-17

This lecture starts from the general assumption that the way in which mentally broken partisan soldiers in Yugoslavia were dealt with did not differ fundamentally from the ways in which former WWII army soldiers were treated in other countries. Psychiatric thinking here and there did not include war as a causal factor for soldiers’ mental breakdown in war. A psychiatric thinking, which held individual predisposition of the soldier to be more important than the influence of war, affected the Yugoslav schizophrenic soldier as well as the war neurotic Austrian soldier, the US soldier suffering from anxiety syndromes or the Soviet soldier suffering from “kontuzija”. However, the way how the Yugoslav mentally damaged soldiers were dealt with after WWII was special in a number of ways.

Author: Max

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