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The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies

Edited by: Peter Beresford , Jasna Russo

Print publication date:  November  2021
Online publication date:  November  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138611108
eBook ISBN: 9780429465444
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By drawing broadly on international thinking and experience, this book offers a critical exploration of Mad Studies and advances its theory and practice.

Comprised of 34 chapters written by international leading experts, activists and academics, this handbook introduces and advances Mad Studies, as well as exploring resistance and criticism, and clarifying its history, ideas, what it is, and what it can offer. It presents examples of mad studies in action, covering initiatives that have been taken, their achievements and what can be learned from them. In addition to sharing research findings and evidence, the book offers examples and insights for advancing understandings of experiences of madness and distress from the perspectives of those who have (had) those experiences, and also explores ways of supporting people oppressed by conventional understandings and systems.

This book will be of interest to all scholars and students of Mad Studies, disability studies, sociology, socio- legal studies, mental health and medicine more generally.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The international foundations of Mad Studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Reflections on power, knowledge and change Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Shifting identities as reflective personal responses to political changes Download PDF
Chapter  4:  A crazy, warrior and “respondona” Peruvian Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Reflections on survivor knowledge and Mad Studies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Speaking for ourselves Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fostering community responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Using survivor knowledge to influence public policy in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The social movement of people with psychosocial disabilities in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Re-writing the Master Narrative Download PDF
Chapter  11:  A genealogy of the concept of “Mad Studies” Download PDF
Chapter  12:  How is mad studies different from anti-psychiatry and critical psychiatry? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Mad Studies and disability studies Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Weaponizing absent knowledges Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The subjects of oblivion Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Institutional ceremonies? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  “Are you experienced?” Download PDF
Chapter  18:  De-pathologising motherhood Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The professional regulation of madness in nursing and social work Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The (global) rise of anti-stigma campaigns Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Why we must talk about de-medicalization Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Imagining non-carceral futures with(in) Mad Studies Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Madness in the time of war Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The architecture of my madness Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Re-conceptualising suicidality Download PDF
Chapter  26:  De-coupling and re-coupling violence and Madness Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Upcycling recovery Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Bodies, boundaries, b/orders: A recent critical history of differentialism and structural adjustment Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Spirituality, psychiatry, and Mad Studies Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Taking Mad Studies back out into the community Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Interrogating mad studies in the academy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Madness, decolonisation and mental health activism in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Navigating voices, politics, positions amidst peers Download PDF
Chapter  34:  ‘Madness' as a term of division, or rejection Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Afterword Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Postscript Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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