The Social Representations of Psychiatry and Mental Illness Examined Through the Analysis of Music as a Cultural Product

Authors

  • Fabian Pavez International Doctoral School of the University of Murcia, Spain. Psychiatric Unit, Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía, Murcia, Spain.
  • Erika Saura Psychological Services of Jesús Abandonado Foundation, Murcia, Spain
  • Gemma Pérez Departament of History and Sciences of Music, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Granada, Andalusia, Spain
  • Pedro Marset Docent Unit of History of Medicine, Department of Sociosanitary Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47513/mmd.v9i4.535

Abstract

Culture reflects and shapes the understanding of health and disease. We propose that the analysis of cultural products related to music, particularly song lyrics, can inform us about the social representations of psychiatry and mental illness. In order to support our proposal and engage in future research, we examine research regarding social representations of science, medicine, illness and psychiatry in music.

Author Biographies

Fabian Pavez, International Doctoral School of the University of Murcia, Spain. Psychiatric Unit, Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía, Murcia, Spain.

Medical Doctor at Psychiatric Unit, Reina Sofía University General Hospital, Murcia, Spain.

PhD Candidate at International Doctoral School of the University of Murcia, Spain.

Erika Saura, Psychological Services of Jesús Abandonado Foundation, Murcia, Spain

Psychologist at Psychological Services of Jesús Abandonado Foundation, Murcia, Spain

Gemma Pérez, Departament of History and Sciences of Music, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Granada, Andalusia, Spain

PhD, Titular Professor at Departament of History and Sciences of Music, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Granada, Andalusia, Spain

Pedro Marset, Docent Unit of History of Medicine, Department of Sociosanitary Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Emeritus Professor at Docent Unit of History of Medicine, Department of Sociosanitary Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

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