pathologize


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pathologize

(pəˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

pathologise

vb (tr)
to represent (something) as a disease: this pathologizing of parenthood.
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The plan presented obscure and outdated scientific theories in an attempt to pathologize transgender people.
Chapters discuss how women's street involvement consists of a variety of criminalized activities, including sex trading, that result from cultural and spatial-environmental separation from legal work opportunities and social services; how criminal justice and social services pathologize women's sex trading and illicit drug use as individual responses to traumatic events that encourage so-called ohigh-risk behaviorso; the limitations on assistance for them; and the contexts for the interaction between women and professionals.
A moral component exists with both, as some see the efforts to establish a diagnostic category as an attempt to pathologize behaviors that some individuals find distasteful or morally wrong.
I do not want to pathologize something that is a very natural and normal part of being in a transition period.
For instance, the inclusion of "Mild Neurocognitive Impairment" has the very real potential to pathologize the normal age-related changes in cognition that many people experience.
In doing so, she shows how psychiatry positioned itself amidst these debates in an attempt to pathologize certain behaviours and attitudes and carved out professional space for forensic psychiatry.
The rubric and structure of this free, one-day conference organized by The New School's Diversity Initiatives in Clinical Psychology practiced much of what the title promised: I left feeling fortified by a general refusal to reduce, medicalize, objectify, or pathologize lived experience.
In both pieces, Ellison identified the white liberal view of blackness as one that uses the guise of white surveillance and sympathy to pathologize and police black individuals.
Previous scholars have alternatively focused on European discourses about the murderer-cum-artist, or used criminology and sexology to pathologize serial killers.
While she censures the men who consume and pathologize their wives, in a way she writes about those same wives as if doing so were a therapy of her own--a gesture not entirely unlike those of the men of whom she is so critical.
This essay originated with the exploration of several paradoxes: that men who had been born women were claimed to make better men than men born men, that to investigate the psychology of people with non-normative gender expressions was so necessarily to pathologize them that it shouldn't be done at all, that neoliberal ideologies of free choice provided the rationales for those who claimed to be the most subversive of current social systems, and that essentialist views of nature were ethically necessary if not scientifically valid.
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