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The “Revolutionary subject” in psychiatry and literature

Tashkenov S.P.


This article examines the transformations taking place in German psychiatry and literature in the 1970 s. On the one hand, it traces the development of an anti-psychiatric “revolutionary subject” through the example of the Heidelberg Patient Socialist Collective led by Dr. Wolfgang Huber. On the other hand, in contrast to the marginality of Huber's circle, we analyze the somewhat different path taken by the “revolutionary schizophrenic subject” in literature, using Heinar Kipphardt's novel März as an example. With a number of similarities and differences, both phenomena transform cultural space in different ways.


revolution; anti-psychiatry; schizophrenia; cultural transformation.

DOI: 10.31249/hoc/2022.02.04

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