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Dissent and Resolution: The Triumph of Biological Psychiatry

Richard P. Bentall

in Doctoring the Mind: Is Our Current Treatment of Mental Illness Really Any Good?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791486
eISBN:
9780814739143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791486.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter looks at the biggest threat faced by psychiatry during the early 1970s: antipsychiatry. South African psychiatrist David Cooper coined the term antipsychiatry to express his objection to ... More


Introduction

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s and 1970s, many people believed that madness was a plausible and sane reaction to insane social conditions and saw psychiatrists mainly as agents of repression. Mental illness and ... More


Person Envy

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1960s and 1970s, feminist insurgency emerged as an influential and absolutely significant aspect of both antipsychiatric thought and radical therapy. Feminist self-help groups and clinics ... More


A Fashionable Kind of Slander

Michael E. Staub

in Madness Is Civilization: When the Diagnosis Was Social, 1948–1980

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226771472
eISBN:
9780226771496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771496.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The end of the 1960s saw many psychiatrists and psychologists, along with other social scientists, accuse student activists of being mentally unstable. The same sentiments were expressed against ... More


It Takes a Community to Raise a Profession

Owen Whooley

in On the Heels of Ignorance: Psychiatry and the Politics of Not Knowing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226616247
eISBN:
9780226616414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226616414.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter discusses the failed attempt to reinvent psychiatry along the lines of community psychiatry during the 1960s and 1970s. In response to problems in the mental hospital system, advocates of ... More


Carolee Schneemann’s Group Work

Catherine Spencer

in Beyond the Happening: Performance art and the politics of communication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526144454
eISBN:
9781526155573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526144461.00009
Subject:
Art, Art History

Carolee Schneemann played a vital role in the development of performance art beyond the early Happenings, formulating what she termed ‘Kinetic Theatre’, which concentrated on the dynamics of group ... More


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