Mad Matters

A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies

Brenda A. LeFrancois (Redaktør) ; Robert Menzies (Redaktør) ; Geoffrey Reaume (Redaktør)

In 1981, Toronto activist Mel Starkman wrote: "An important new movement is sweeping through the western world...The 'mad,' the oppressed, the ex-inmates of society's asylums are coming together and speaking for themselves". Les mer
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In 1981, Toronto activist Mel Starkman wrote: "An important new movement is sweeping through the western world...The 'mad,' the oppressed, the ex-inmates of society's asylums are coming together and speaking for themselves". This is the first Canadian book to bring together the writings of this vital movement, which has grown explosively in the years since. With contributions from scholars in numerous disciplines, as well as activists and psychiatric survivors, it presents diverse critical voices that convey the lived experiences of the psychiatrised and challenges dominant understandings of 'mental illness'. The connections between mad activism and other liberation struggles are stressed throughout, making the book a major contribution to the literature on human rights and anti-oppression.

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Preface; Introducing Mad Studies; The Movement; Women in 19th Century Asylums: Three Exemplary Women -- A New Brunswick Hero; Democracy Is a Very Radical Idea; What Makes Us a Community? Reflections on Building Solidarity in Anti-Sanist Praxis; A Rose by Any Other Name: Naming & the Battle against Psychiatry; "Breaking open the bone": Storying, Sanism, & Mad Grief; Mad as Hell: The Objectifying Experience of Symbolic Violence; A Denial of Being: Psychiatrization as Epistemic Violence; Mad Success: What Could Go Wrong When Psychiatry Employs Us as "Peers"?; The Tragic Farce of "Community Mental Health Care"; Electroshock: Torture as "Treatment"; Is Mad Studies Emerging as a New Field of Inquiry?; Making Madness Matter in Academic Practice; Mad Patients as Legal Intervenors in Court; Removing Civil Rights: How Dare We?; "They should not be allowed to do this to the homeless & mentally ill": Minimum Separation Distance Bylaws Reconsidered; The Making & Marketing of Mental Health Literacy in Canada; Pitching Mad: News Media & the Psychiatric Survivor Perspective; Mad Nation? Thinking through Race, Class, & Mad Identity Politics; Whither Indigenizing the Mad Movement? Theorizing the Social Relations of Race & Madness through Conviviality; Spaces in Place: Negotiating Queer In/visibility within Psychiatric & Mental Health Service Settings; Rerouting the Weeds: The Move from Criminalizing to Pathologizing "Troubled Youth" in The Review of the Roots of Youth Violence; Recovery: Progressive Paradigm or Neoliberal Smokescreen?; Glossary of Terms; References; Case Law & Statutes.