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A new edition of one of the most significant and credible critiques of the anti-psychiatry movement. As relevant today as it was when first published in 1982, the book changed the conversation on mental health and illness, demanding that we assess its relationship to the wider decay of social institutions. Dissecting the work of popular anti-psychiatric thinkers, Erving Goffman, R.D. Laing, Michel Foucault and Thomas Szasz, Sedgwick exposed the conservative undercurrents and false hopes represented by the alternative psychiatry of the sixties and seventies, challenging the very real impact it had on our collective responsibility to look after the mentally ill. With a new introduction that highlights the relevance of Sedgwick’s demands for modern mental health movements, the practice of psychiatry and for left-wing activists, this new edition further cements PsychoPolitics’ cult classic status.

SKU: 39149 Category: Tags: ,
Author: Sedgwick, Peter
Year: 2022
ISBN: 9780745347226
Pages: 304
Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publisher's city: London
Publication date: 2022-08-15
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