Mad World : The Politics of Mental Health

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Mad World : The Politics of Mental Health


Mental health affects us all, and yet it remains elusive as a concept. Does getting a diagnosis help or hinder? How is mental wellbeing, which is often incredibly personal, driven by widespread societal suffering? Can it be a social construct and real at the same time?These are some of the big questions Micha Frazer-Carroll asks as she reveals mental health to be a political issue that needs deeper understanding beyond today’s ‘awareness raising’ campaigns. Exploring the history of asylums and psychiatry; the relationship between disability and broader liberation movements; alternative models of care; the relationship between art and mental health; law and the decarceration of mental health, Mad World is a radical and hopeful antidote to pathologisation, gatekeeping and the policing of imagination.

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SKU: 40538 Category: Tags: ,
Author: Frazer-Carroll, Micha
Year: 2023
ISBN: 9780745346717
Pages: 208
Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publisher's city: London
Publication date: 2023-06-14
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