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Chapter 4 - Psychoanalysis of the Oppressed, a Practice of Freedom: Free Clinics in Urban India

from Part II - Mumbai

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 November 2021

Ankhi Mukherjee
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
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Summary

This chapter looks at free clinics in three Indian cities, namely Benguluru, Chennai, and Kolkata, looking at the training and deployment of “barefoot researchers” drawn from the community and sent back to the community. I examine the case studies in detail to weigh the benefits and disadvantages of these free clinic initiatives.

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Unseen City
The Psychic Lives of the Urban Poor
, pp. 129 - 160
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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