The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease

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Overview

A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness
 
The Protest Psychosis unearths how associations between schizophrenia and blackness emerged during the U.S. civil rights era, and provides a cautionary tale of how anxieties about race continue to impact doctor-patient interactions.
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“A terrific new book . . . exceptional and unexpected.”Melissa Harris-Lacewell, The Nation blog

“A fascinating, penetrating book by one of medicine’s most exceptional young scholars.”Delese Wear, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
 
“A stunning and disturbing book . . . [A] compelling cultural history that exposes postwar psychiatry’s racist character and its enduring legacy.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
 
“Part reportage, part analysis, part theory . . . Metzl challenges readers to peel back the layered complexities of race and medicine.”—Felicia Pride, The Root
 
“[Metzl] make[s] a powerful case for the way schizophrenia was transformed into a racialized disease.”—Christopher Lane, Psychology Today
 
“Metzl addresses a long-standing diagnostic tension in psychiatry with insight, clarity, and informative historical detail.”—Health Affairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807001271
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 393,260
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 6.04 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan M. Metzl is associate professor and director of the Program in Culture, Health, and Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His books include Prozac on the Couch and Difference and Identity in Medicine.
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