The Answers of a Psychiatric Institute to the Challenges of Late Modernity

In the form of a case study, the present article aims to outline the specific theoretical frameworks and scientific methods that may be applied in order to make sense scientifically of the functioning of an institution in the context of the challenges generated by late modernity. This article also seeks to typify the different strategies of adaptation and modes of functioning as well as the pathological or dysfunctional outcomes as a result of maladaptation. The research also intends to explore the role of historical motives and the key actors in shaping the modus operandi of such institutions as the primary research site of the this empirical study, the Home for Psychiatric Patients in Szentgotthard.

Released: Replika 108–109, 97–116.