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Why Talk About Madness?: Bringing History into the Conversation
   

Why Talk About Madness?: Bringing History into the Conversation (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)

By Coleborne, Catharine

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This short, interventionist book argues for the value of historical perspectives on mental health, exploring how these histories can and should inform debates about mental healthcare today. Why is it important to study the history of madness? What does it mean to voice these hist...ories? What can these tell us about the challenges and legacies of mental health care across the world today? Offering new ways of thinking - and talking - about `mad' history, Catharine Coleborne explores the key topics in this field, including policy, notions of care, advocacy, institutional trauma, deinstitutionalisation and intervention. The book takes a global approach, though reflects especially on New Zealand as a case study, whose recent interventions into public reconciliation around the problem of institutional care and violence are causing ripples around the world. Coleborne argues that by talking about the history of madness, historians play a vital role in creating a continuity of lived experience, from those institutionalised in the past to those experiencing mental illness in the present.
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ISBN 9783030210953
Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2020
Series Mental Health in Historical Perspective
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ISBN-13 9783030210953
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Released 2 Jan 2020
Publication Country Switzerland Switzerland
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2020
Edition 1st ed. 2020th
Author(s) By Coleborne, Catharine
Series Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Category World History
Social & Cultural History
History Of Medicine
Psychiatry
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 82
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code 362.2
Weight 140g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mental illness - History, Mental health - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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