Beatriz M. Reyes-Foster
Graduate Program Director
Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida
In Mexico, contemporary psychiatric encounters reflect the myriad ways in which colonial relationships persist in contemporary times. This talk is a close examination of medical encounters in Las Lomas, a state psychiatric hospital in Yucatan, Mexico. Using a framework inspired by Fanon’s Zones of Being and Non-Being and scholarship around the Coloniality of Power, Reyes-Foster proposes Zona del Estar as a conceptual tool for analyzing the ways in which neoliberalism, state power, and indigeneity come together to shape the experience of madness and psychiatric care in the acute ward.
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