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Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress

Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress

by S. Harper

Hardcover(2009)

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Overview

Questioning the psychiatric construction of mental distress as 'illness', and challenging existing studies of media stigmatization, Stephen Harperargues thattoday's media images of mental distressare often sympathetic, yet tend to reproduce the sexist, classist, racist and individualist ideologies of contemporary capitalism.



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ISBN-13: 9780230218802
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/30/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

STEPHEN HARPER is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Framing Madness: Historical and Cultural Debates Stigmatisation, Violence and Media Criticism The Suffering Screen: Cinematic Portrayals of Mental Distress Channelling Affliction: Television Discourses of Distress A New Leaf?: Changing Representations of Mental Distress in Print Media Conclusion: Media, Madness and Ideology in Capitalist Society Notes Bibliography Index

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