Mad World : The Politics of Mental Health-9780745346717

Mad World : The Politics of Mental Health by Frazer-Carroll, Micha

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Author: Frazer-Carroll, Micha

Care of the mentally ill

Published on 5 July 2023 by PLUTO PRESS in the United Kingdom as part of 'the Outspoken by Pluto' series.

Paperback | 192 pages
128 x 197 x 17 | 176g

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