drapetomania


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drapetomania

(drăp″ĕt-ō-mā′nē-ă) [Gr. drapetes, runaway, + mania, madness]
Wandering behavior; an uncontrollable urge to travel.
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The diagnosis of Drapetomania, "[was determined to be] as much a disease of the mind as any other species of mental alienation.
Given the above, I think is it appropriate to consider the ways in which the police shooting of Walter Scott, (128) in the back, as this 50-year-old man attempted to flee on foot, may evince traces of the diagnosis of Drapetomania.
Now we can say, for instance, that Cartwright's drapetomania is not only revolting by modern cultural standards (we hope), but also scientifically wrong.
Este tema de definir una patologia no es menor, solo a modo de ejemplos historicos Samuel Cartwrigth en 1851 describia una enfermedad, la drapetomania como el deseo insaciable de los esclavos por fugarse, (Golub, E.
Cartwright in the De Bow's Review observed two "diseases of the mind" which he associated with slaves: drapetomania and dysaethesia aethiopica (as cited by Stampp, 1961).
In cases where slaves displayed symptoms of drapetomania, owners were advised to identify and remove those who were discontent.
There is no record of Epictetus having suffered from drapetomania.
Ahora mueve a risa pensar que en 1851 se le llamo drapetomania al deseo irresistible de los esclavos por fugarse y, a los ojos de los amos surenos se le considero una enfermedad, segun sostenia la Asociacion Medica de Lousiana.
In the 1840s, however, southern alienists anticipated the DSM-IV by discovering a malady called Drapetomania -- the inexplicable, mad longing of a slave for freedom.
Later, drapetomania, or the desire of slaves to escape captivity, was perceived by the dominant White culture to be pathological and maladaptive, clearly an erroneous and irrational belief (Woolfolk, 2001).