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dc.contributor.supervisor Malacrida, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Parvin, Mst Shahina
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-12T15:10:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-12T15:10:54Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5952
dc.description NA en_US
dc.description.abstract Drawing on in-depth interviews with 13 racialized immigrant women, this research explores experiences of using mental health services in Lethbridge, Alberta. The women’s narratives serve as a thread linking psychiatric, neoliberal, colonial, patriarchal, and other power relations. The treatments focused on the women’s concerns as individualized; the resulting prescription of antidepressants and psychotherapy required self-colonization to relieve their pain, complicating several women’s experiences of using mental health services. Some women found medical interventions beneficial to their wellbeing, while others resisted psychiatric knowledge at various points because of the embodied suffering they faced, and their reliance on conflicting cultural beliefs and healing systems. By analyzing these women’s experiences, I offer a rethinking of the biomedical conceptualization of mental illness as a natural and universally occurring pathology. Ultimately, I argue that current framings of mental illness obscure the intersectional power relations that played an important role in contributing to these women’s distress. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NA en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Sociology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Racialized immigrant women, social subordination, racism, colonization, patriarchal violence, suffering, mental illness, mental health services en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Racism -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Women -- Violence against -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Women -- Mental health -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Women -- Psychology en_US
dc.subject Women immigrants -- Mental health -- Canada en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Suffering and pain: Racialized immigrant women’s use of mental health services in Lethbridge, Alberta en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject Women's studies [0453] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Sociology [0626] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Mental health [0347] en_US
dc.proquest.subject Women immigrants -- Canada -- Social conditions en_US
dc.proquestyes No en_US


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