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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
 
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.

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.

Product Details

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)

Meet the Author

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

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