Contesting Psychiatry: Social Movements in Mental Health

Contesting Psychiatry: Social Movements in Mental Health

by Nick Crossley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415354161

ISBN-13: 9780415354165

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Resistance and social movements in mental health have been important in shaping current practice in both mental health and psychiatry. Contesting Psychiatry, focusing largely on the UK, examines the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000. Building on the author's extensive research, the book provides an empirical account and exploration of the

Overview

Resistance and social movements in mental health have been important in shaping current practice in both mental health and psychiatry. Contesting Psychiatry, focusing largely on the UK, examines the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000. Building on the author's extensive research, the book provides an empirical account and exploration of the key features including: an account of the key social movements and organizations who have contested psychiatry over the last fifty years the theorization of resistance to psychiatry which might apply to other national contexts and to social movement formation and protest in other medical arenas the exploration of theories of power in psychiatry Original and provocative in its approach, this book offers a new sociological perspective on psychiatry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415354165
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Series:
Critical Studies in Health and Society Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Mental Health Field 3. Power, Strain and Social Movement 4. Mental Hygiene and Mental Health Politics in the 1950s 5. Anti-Psychiatry and Civil Rights 6. Patients and Survivors 7. Panic, Backlash and Counter-Backlash 8. Power and Resistance

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