By Bonnie Burstow

This edited quantity is an anthology of institutional ethnography (IE) inquiries into psychiatry—the first ever to be written. It makes a speciality of a wide number of varied geographic destinations and constitutes an important contribution to anti/critical psychiatry, in addition to institutional ethnography. topics contain the DSM, the use and defense of challenging psychiatric learn, the penetration of psychiatry into the place of work. including intensity and breath, the participants, whereas all are schooled in IE, come from a wide number of walks of existence, authors together with: lecturers, psychiatric survivors, investigative journalists, activists, nurses, artists, and lawyers—each bringing their very own certain expertise/standpoint to undergo. the result's an intellectually rigorous e-book, contributions to a number of disciplines, ammunition for activism, and a compelling learn that can't be placed down.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT: IE RESEARCHERS TAKE ON PSYCHIATRY 19 Oppressions, Compulsory Sound-Mindedness, and the Regulation of Helping Professionals” (presented by Chris Chapman at a Canadian Association of Social Work Educators conference, Ottawa, 2015); and “Duty to Report or Accommodate? Mental Health Disability, the AODA, and Social Work Now” (presented by Jennifer Poole, also at the conference of Canadian Association of Social Work Educators). 7. As in Burstow (2015), “cognate discipline” refers to nursing, psychology, and social work.

The myth of mental illness.  Hoeber. Szasz, T. (1970). The manufacture of madness. New York: Harper and Row. Szasz, T. (1987). Insanity: The idea and its consequences. New York: John Wiley and Sons. Turner, S. (2014). Reading practices in decision processes. In D. E. Smith & S. M. ), Incorporating texts into institutional ethnographies (pp. 197–224). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Whitaker, R. (2010). Anatomy of an epidemic. New York: Broadway Paperbacks. , & Cosgrove, L. (2015). Psychiatry under the influence.

Psychiatry under the influence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 1 Although diverse in terms of psychiatric involvement and self-identification as Mad, antipsychiatric activists, consumersurvivors, and so on, we have all had experiences deemed abnormal and pathological by psychiatry. We share the political dream of a world in which such experiences are held and known very differently. Unequivocally, we believe that the various diverse experiences banded together as “mental illness” within psychiatry have nothing at all to do with “competence” in the helping professions.

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