Strategies of social and sexual control of Malaysian women in psychiatric institutional care
Source of Publication
Health Care for Women International
An ethnographic study of female psychiatric patients was undertaken in East Malaysia. Findings indicate that these service users were subject to a number of sexist and oppressive practices that militate against their freedom of movement on the wards as well as their social interaction in the wider context of the hospital. Stereotypic notions of female sexuality and morality act as forms of moral containment and are interpreted in the hospital context as requiring heavy custodial care by the hospital authorities.
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Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Crabtree, Sara Ashencaen, "Strategies of social and sexual control of Malaysian women in psychiatric institutional care" (2004). All Works. 3223.
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