Hearing Voices

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Drawing on the practices of the Hearing Voices Network, an international group of voice hearers who are challenging the notion that hearing voices is a sign of mental illness, this book shows how the phenomenon is intimately tied to broader questions of embodiment, practices of government and regulation, as well as to the production of new forms of subjectivity emerging within and between psychiatric and psychological knowledge.
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Overview

Drawing on the practices of the Hearing Voices Network, an international group of voice hearers who are challenging the notion that hearing voices is a sign of mental illness, this book shows how the phenomenon is intimately tied to broader questions of embodiment, practices of government and regulation, as well as to the production of new forms of subjectivity emerging within and between psychiatric and psychological knowledge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853435331
  • Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Psychiatric Architecture 15
The building of black boxes 16
The 'interaction' of the biological with the social 18
What does it mean to hallucinate? 19
The conceptual armoury 20
The source - where are the voices coming from? 21
Vividness 22
Control 22
Duration 23
The type 2 syndrome 25
When is a hallucination not a hallucination? 27
The psychiatric interview 30
The enfeebled personality 31
The experiment 33
2 The Social and the Psychological 38
Conditions of risk 38
Activities of daily living 40
Changing our minds 43
Hallucinations as a disorder of consciousness 44
Hallucination as an example of 'inner speech' 46
Hallucination as a continuum of 'normal' mental imagery 48
The social psychology of hallucinations 52
Transcultural psychiatry 53
The phenomenology of perception 57
Role-strain 59
Beyond roles to attitudes 63
3 Critical Psychology 69
Beyond the skin 69
The vagaries of social constructionism 70
Discourse and the psychological 74
The old tired theme of social constructionism 78
The historicity of experience 80
Technologies of truth 81
The analytic tools 88
Embodiment 89
4 Contesting the Voice of Reason 94
Aberrations of mind 98
Hermeneutics of voices 99
Is 'man' a moral being? The age of sensibility 103
Deception as a mental state 106
The conditions of possibility 110
Moral education, moral reform and moral therapy 113
The hesitation 115
5 Conditions of Degeneracy 120
The naturalisation of responsibility 122
Crime and responsibility 126
Conditions for degeneracy 129
The asylum 130
Clinical medicine 130
Unemployment, poverty and conditions of life 132
Madness as an expression of degeneracy 134
The imagination 135
The science of psychiatry 136
Archaism in the twentieth century 139
Beyond the corporeal 140
6 The Invention of the Neuroses 148
Reaction types 149
The significance of 'hearing voices' 151
Psychoses and psychoneuroses in war 155
Traumatic neuroses 158
Beyond sensibility - a journey to enlightenment 160
The making of a mystic 163
Doors in the wall 167
The counter culture 169
The emergence of a psychological space 171
To conclude 172
7 Techniques of the Hallucinatory Self 177
Move to consumption 178
Technologies of the self 182
History of psychiatry 186
The significance of hearing voices 187
The hearing Voices Network 188
Coping with voices 188
Blackmind 190
Techniques of the hallucinatory self 192
Working with voices 197
Understanding your experiences 199
A voice-profile 200
When symptoms persist 201
The voice to reason 203
Situated ethics 204
8 Embodiment and Experience 206
Embodiment 210
How do you feel? 214
Practices of health and illness 218
You have the power to change! 224
Embodiment and biology 226
9 Conclusion: 'imagining the Future' 230
Notes 242
Bibliography 244
Index 263
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