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S. Gokce Atici

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S. Gokce Atici

Third Year Cohort
Research Interests: 
relapse prevention, addiction, methamphetamine, spiritual healing, religion and disease, Osaka, Kobe, Kansai, crime, mental health, Japan, Turkey

About

Graduated from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul with a BS in Economics and a BA in Sociology. Graduated from Boğaziçi University Sociology Department with a MA thesis based on ethnographic work on algorithmic/behavioral advertising labor in a digital marketing company in Istanbul. 

Currently working on relapse prevention programs in the Kansai region in Japan, focusing on self-organized support groups comprised of individuals attending DARC (Nihon Daruku) institutions and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) platforms. Part of this work involves the contexts in which individuals take up definitions of disease regarding their illegal substance use in post-prison transitions. I am trying to understand the emerging psychic condition linked with relapse prevention in Japan, in particular through the medical/care work in Catholic and Buddhist organizations as well as psychiatric and welfare counselling.