Mad Matters (Paperback)

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By Brenda A. Lefrancois (Editor), Robert Menzies (Editor), Geoffrey Reaume (Editor)
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Description


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."

Mad Matters 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 psychiatrized 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781551305349
ISBN-10: 1551305348
Publisher: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
Pages: 410
Language: English