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Article: Breaking down or breaking through: an alternative way to understand depression among women in Hong Kong

TitleBreaking down or breaking through: an alternative way to understand depression among women in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsDepression
Resistance
Strategy
Chinese women
Illness
Issue Date2001
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15313204.asp
Citation
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2001, v. 10 n. 3, p. 89-106 How to Cite?
AbstractCase studies of ten Hong Kong women diagnosed with depression demonstrate that depression is not necessarily, but can be, one strategy for dealing with the problems of everyday life. Neither is it always an outspoken critique of the family as an institution and the gender inequality in the Hong Kong society. However, depression should never be understood simply as personal or social pathology, but as an attempt to negotiate with social reality. These women used their bodies for experiencing, interpreting, and communicating about emotions and social issues. Depression is one of the strategies these women used to resist social forces and transform them into conditions that made possible the creation of space for personal changes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82233
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.233

 

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dc.contributor.authorHo, PSYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:26:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:26:59Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2001, v. 10 n. 3, p. 89-106en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1531-3204en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82233-
dc.description.abstractCase studies of ten Hong Kong women diagnosed with depression demonstrate that depression is not necessarily, but can be, one strategy for dealing with the problems of everyday life. Neither is it always an outspoken critique of the family as an institution and the gender inequality in the Hong Kong society. However, depression should never be understood simply as personal or social pathology, but as an attempt to negotiate with social reality. These women used their bodies for experiencing, interpreting, and communicating about emotions and social issues. Depression is one of the strategies these women used to resist social forces and transform them into conditions that made possible the creation of space for personal changes.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15313204.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Worken_HK
dc.subjectDepression-
dc.subjectResistance-
dc.subjectStrategy-
dc.subjectChinese women-
dc.subjectIllness-
dc.titleBreaking down or breaking through: an alternative way to understand depression among women in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0022-1767&volume=10 &issue=3&spage=89&epage=106&date=2001&atitle=Breaking+Down+Or+Breaking+Through:+An+Alternative+Way+Of+Understanding+Depression+Among+Women+In+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, PSY: psyho@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHo, PSY=rp00553en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J051v10n03_06-
dc.identifier.hkuros106177en_HK
dc.identifier.volume10-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage89-
dc.identifier.epage106-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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