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The Protest Psychosis free pdf A powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness
The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But a very different civil rights history evolved at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Ionia, Michigan. In "The Protest Psychosis, "psychiatrist and cultural critic Jonathan Metzl tells the shocking story of how schizophrenia became the diagnostic term overwhelmingly applied to African American protesters at Ionia--for political reasons as well as clinical ones. Expertly sifting through a vast array of cultural documents, Metzl shows how associations between schizophrenia and blackness emerged during the tumultuous decades of the 1960s and 1970s--and he provides a cautionary tale of how anxieties about race continue to impact doctor-patient interactions in our seemingly postracial America.

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About Jonathan M. Metzl

Jonathan M. Metzl is associate professor of psychiatry and women's studies and director of the Culture, Health, and Medicine Program at the University of Michigan. A 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatry, and popular publications. His books include "Prozac on the Couch" and "Difference and Identity in Medicine." He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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Author : Jonathan M. Metzl
Publisher : Beacon Press
Data Published : 01 March 2010
ISBN : 0807085928
EAN : 9780807085929
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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