Chapter 2 Complications
The confusions live on as the neuropsychiatric sciences cannot answer all questions individuals with compulsive sensibilities may have. Chapter 2 outlines that current knowledge of Tourette’s-related compulsions is minimal, which, as a medicalised phenomenon, is mainly a result of the onto-epistemological structures that govern the neurosciences, psychiatry and psychology that study Tourette syndrome. It elaborates on how these structures create an impasse in the study of compulsions as such, but also as connected to the bodily surroundings. Furthermore, it problematizes the current limited involvement in research of people with Tourette’s who perform and experience the various circumstances of compulsions. Based on this critical review of these life sciences the argument in Chapter 2 identifies four transformations people’s understanding of compulsivity goes through, and sets out how a de-problematisation of the bodily action helps to expand research horizons.
Keywordscompulsive bodies, compulsive geographies, geographies of health, compulsive spaces
ISBN9780367626082, 9780367626099, 9781003109921
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date and place2022