Introduction

Nov. 10: Prozak Diaries, Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran

Nov. 10: Prozak Diaries, Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran

Lecture

Prozak Diaries, Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran

Iranian Studies Initiative @NYU

Speaker(s)/Panelists

Orkideh Behrouzan, Anthropology, Kings College London

When

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Where

Richard Ettinghausen Library
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Prozak Diaries combines clinical and anthropological perspectives to analyze the cultural working of psychiatry in contemporary Iran. It explores the rise of psychiatric discourses among youth, online and offline, and the cultural forms these discourses created in post 1990s Iran. Following the travels of psychiatry in new pedagogical, generational, and social contexts, the book analyses a cultural shift in the ways people interpret and articulate their experiences in the adopted language of psychiatry.