Responding to Men in Crisis [NOOK Book]


This book is based on new research looking at gendered assumptions about rationality and men's mental health. It looks at postmodern theory in relation to masculinities and madness.
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This book is based on new research looking at gendered assumptions about rationality and men's mental health. It looks at postmodern theory in relation to masculinities and madness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203337455
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Taylor worked as a community development worker between 1984 and 1993, mostly for one of the first user/survivor led MIND groups in England. He draws on a range of personal experience including involvements in informal crisis support, self-help therapy, and anti-sexist men's groups, and has recenetly completed a PhD in Applied Social Sciences at the University of Bradford.
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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction     1
My present moment     3
Approaching the politics of complexity     4
Disturbing normalities     24
Why postmodernism? Conceptualising the politics of complexity     26
The making of a 'soft man'     40
Four biographical sketches     43
Genealogy and biography: how we become who we are     45
Changing men?     53
Behold in me the tyrant of Turin! Nietzsche, madness and postmodernism     55
The scream of life itself? Language and power in the life of Antonin Artaud     79
Deconstructing sovereignty: the post-revolutionary toolbox of Michel Foucault     99
Like a marble guest: the nervous illness of Daniel Paul Schreber     120
Some contemporary debates     131
Politics and experience: engaging with complex subjectivity     133
A moment of recognition     159
Masculinities and risk: negotiating the politics of complexity     161
A complicated bereavement?     183
Reconstructing men's lives: power/knowledge, personal recovery and social transformation     185
Notes     210
Bibliography     249
Index     277
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