Mad World

Mad World The Politics of Mental Health - Outspoken by Pluto

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A radical antidote to the constraints of our current conceptualisation of mental health' Dazed

Mental health is a political issue, but we often discuss it as a personal one. How is the current mental health crisis connected to capitalism, racism and other social issues? In a different world, how might we transform the ways that we think about mental health, diagnosis and treatment?

These are some of the big questions Micha Frazer-Carroll asks as she reveals mental health to be an urgent political concern that needs deeper understanding beyond today's 'awareness-raising' campaigns.

Exploring the history of asylums and psychiatry; the relationship between disability justice, queer liberation and mental health; art and creativity; prisons and abolition; and alternative models of care; Mad World is a radical and hopeful antidote to pathologisation, gatekeeping and the policing of imagination.

Book information

ISBN: 9780745346717
Publisher: Pluto Press
Imprint: Pluto Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13884
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 175g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 17mm