Analysis on aspects of traditional ('indigenous') and western-based thinking in the classical and modern burmese elites' discourse concerning madness

Myint, Zan (2010) Analysis on aspects of traditional ('indigenous') and western-based thinking in the classical and modern burmese elites' discourse concerning madness. Akademika (Journal of Southeast Asia Social Science and Humanities), 78. pp. 15-35. ISSN 0126-5008

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Abstract

Excerpts from a translated Burmese text on what it termed the 'madness disease'is provide and commented on. It is asserted that the text confuses between causes, symptoms, etiology and treatment of the diseases but a classification can be made that the traditional text postulates that the causes of what it called the 'madness disease'can be divided into (a) physiological (b) psychological and (c)'esoteric'components. The text gives the most emphasis on madness being an 'affliction'which was caused when the subject is 'seized'or ...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mardawa, Penyakit gila, Nats, Hospital Pesakit Mental, Pandangan elit Myanmar, mental asylum, madness disease, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 02:49
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2015 01:39
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/1776

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