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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And yet we seem determined to do away with sadness, or at least pathologise it into an easily treatable condition.
Nunez subverts this stereotype, however, by having Marina initially pathologise herself (in stark contrast to white female sexuality and reproductive potential) in the hope of freeing herself from her husband/captor, and then by having Marina, like her mother before, almost lose not only her children but her own life in her lust for land.
Pregnancy is proof of our corporeality and our ontological existence as animals, it is utterly experiential and "natural," despite patriarchal and rationalist attempts to objectify and pathologise it, as one mother narrator states: "I'd seen how they did it in the wild.
To disentangle these seemingly competing claims about African masculinities and shed light on the scientific, political, and economic projects that shape them, this research theorises that the discourses and practices that pathologise and politicise masculinity are simultaneously performing and producing gendered selves on multiple scales in the name of gender equality.
I would like to live in a world where we are curious about one another's experiences and seek to understand rather than pathologise.
The severity of these illnesses has to be recognised; but on the other hand, we don't want to pathologise and medicalise normal experience.
Detailing the gradual decoupling of mens rea from actus reus, amid an increased reliance on social environment and racial science as causes of criminality, DeLombard further shows how liberal antislavery and conservative proslavery interests came together to pathologise criminality and deny that civic presence to convicted slaves and free blacks alike, which legal culpability once conferred.
They mediate relationships between teachers and their students in a way that undermines teachers' capacity to respond to the felt needs of young people, reproduce dominant social relations in education, pathologise social and cultural disadvantage, particularly of EAL/D students, thereby making learning environments culturally and textually poorer (Doecke, Kostogriz & Illesca, 2010; Kostogriz, 2011, 2012; Kostogriz & Doecke, 2011).
Their conclusion is that these school food pedagogies are forms of moral regulation which pathologise working class mothers as unhealthy and less capable at looking after their children's food and health.
Similarly, she says "obesity" is a term "used by the medical community to pathologise fat bodies, making it a disease".
Accompanying and justifying these state policies has been the use by some anthropologists of cultural essentialist arguments which pathologise and internalise the sources of contemporary social problems within indigenous communities.
He said that the new edition - known as DSM-5 - "will pathologise a wide range of problems which should never be thought of as mental illnesses.