Being Mentally Ill 3rd Editon: A Sociological Theory / Edition 3

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780202305868
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/31/1999
  • Series: Social Problems and Social Issues Series
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I Introduction
1 Biological Psychiatry and Labeling Theory 3
Effectiveness of Psychoactive Drugs 6
Placebo Reactions 7
Are Psychoactive Drugs Safe? 8
Challenging the Rule of Biopsychiatry 10
The Emotional/Relational World 13
Gove's Critique of the Labeling Theory of Mental Illness 15
2 Individual and Social Systems in Deviance 17
Part II Theory
3 Social Control as a System 31
Areas of Social Control 40
The Societal Reaction to Deviance 45
Conclusion 50
4 Residual Deviance 53
The Origins of Residual Rule-Breaking 58
Prevalence 63
The Duration and Consequences of Residual Rule-Breaking 65
5 The Social Institution of Insanity 69
Individual and Interpersonal Systems in Role-Playing 70
Learning and Maintaining Role Imagery 74
Normalization and Labeling 84
Acceptance of the Deviant Role 86
A Note on Feedback in Deviance-Amplifying Systems 94
Conclusion 97
Part III The Power of the Psychiatrist
6 Decisions in Medicine 101
Type 1 and Type 2 Errors 103
Decision Rules in Medicine 104
Basic Assumptions 106
The "Sick Role" 108
Implications for Research 110
7 Negotiating Reality: Notes on Power in the Assessment of Responsibility 115
The Process of Negotiation 120
A Contrasting Case 123
Discussion 126
Conclusion: Negotiation in Social Science Research 130
Part IV The Emotional/Relational World
8 A Psychiatric Interview: Alienation between Patient and Psychiatrist 135
Social Action and Natural Language 136
Example of Interaction Ritual: The Opening Exchange in a Conversation 139
Embarrassment and Anger: The Feeling Trap of Shame-Rage 141
Interpretation and Context 145
Implicature, Context, and Social Structure 152
9 Labeling in the Family: Hidden Shame and Anger 157
Pride, Shame, and the Social Bond 159
A New Labeling Theory 161
Labeling in the Family: A Case Study (Based on Scheff 1989) 161
Labeling by Psychiatrists 171
Conclusion 172
Part V Summary and Review
10 Conclusion 177
Symptom, Context, and Meaning 177
Typification in Diagnosis 182
Mental Illness and Social Status 188
Implications of the Emotional/Relational World for Treatment and Research 197
Appendix Impact of the 1966 Edition on Legislative Change 201
References 203
Index 213
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