The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement

The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement

by Thomas Stephen Szasz
ISBN-10:
0815604610
ISBN-13:
9780815604617
Pub. Date:
06/28/1997
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
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The Manufacture of Madness: A Comparative Study of the Inquisition and the Mental Health Movement

In this seminal work, Dr. Szasz examines the similarities between the Inquisition and institutional psychiatry. His purpose is to show 'that the belief in mental illness and the social actions to which it leads have the same moral implications and political consequences as had the belief in witchcraft and the social actions to which it led.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815604617
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 426
Sales rank: 681,888
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.90(d)

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