Contesting Psychiatry: Social Movements in Mental Health
Taylor & Francis, 12 déc. 2005 - 240 pages
Resistance and social movements in mental health have been important in shaping current practice in both mental health and psychiatry. Contesting Psychiatry, focusing largely on the UK, examines the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000. Building on the author’s extensive research, the book provides an empirical account and exploration of the key features including:
Original and provocative in its approach, this book offers a new sociological perspective on psychiatry.