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Psychiatry Interrogated

An Institutional Ethnography Anthology

Editors: Burstow, Bonnie (Ed.)

  • Rigorously researched but accessible book that will appeal to highly mobilized scholar-activist networks 
  • Timely addition to broader cultural conversation about the failures of mental health systems
  • Use of institutional ethnography methodology provides more comprehensive critique of psychiatry than other similar titles
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About this book

This edited volume is an anthology of institutional ethnography (IE) inquiries into psychiatry—the first ever to be written.  It focuses on a large variety of different geographic locations and constitutes a major contribution to anti/critical psychiatry, as well as institutional ethnography.  Themes include the DSM, the use and protection of problematic psychiatric research, the penetration of psychiatry into the workplace. Adding depth and breath, the contributors, while all are schooled in IE, come from a large variety of walks of life, authors including: academics, psychiatric survivors, investigative reporters, activists, nurses, artists, and lawyers—each bringing their own unique expertise/standpoint to bear. The result is an intellectually rigorous book, contributions to several disciplines, ammunition for activism, and a compelling read that cannot be put down.

About the authors

Bonnie Burstow is Associate Professor at University of Toronto, Canada.  She is also a philosopher, feminist therapist, and antipsychiatry activist. Other works include: Psychiatry and the Business of Madness (2015),  Radical Feminist Therapy (1992), Psychiatry Disrupted (2014), ”Toward a Radical Understanding of Trauma and Trauma Work”, and “A Rose by Any Other Name: Naming and the Battle against Psychiatry”

Reviews

“Psychiatry Interrogated is a powerful and compelling work, that demonstrates how common reactions of the how-can-that-happen? variety can serve as springboards to unraveling and exposing the complex, repressive, and inherently destructive nature of psychiatry. Each chapter has an extensive reference list for those who wish to pursue any of the topics in greater depth. The book is dedicated to ‘everyone everywhere who has ever fallen prey to institutional psychiatry.’” (Mad in America, madinamerica.com, January, 2017)


“This is the first book I am aware of to combine critical interrogation of the relations of psychiatry with approaches influenced by institutional ethnography. Chapters open up for investigation a number of the terrains of psychiatric practice that must be challenged and transformed. For those concerned with psychiatry as a ruling relation this is an important opening up of inquiry.” (Gary Kinsman, scholar, activist, and co-author of “The Canadian War on Queers and an editor of Sociology for Changing the World”)

“The institutional ethnography focus distinguishes this book from any other book that is critical of psychiatry.  Likewise, the critique of psychiatry within its pages enters into several under-explored corners of psychiatric oppression and thus distinguishes it from any other book written in the field of institutional ethnography.  This book, then, must be read as an important contribution not only to sociology and institutional ethnography, but also to the theorizing and exposing of psychiatry as a regime of ruling taking place within critiques of psychiatry.” (Brenda A. LeFrançois, Professor, School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and Editor of “Intersectionalities”)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Project: IE Researchers Take on Psychiatry

    Burstow, Bonnie

    Pages 1-20

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  • Stopping CAMH: An Activist IE Inquiry

    Burstow, Bonnie (et al.)

    Pages 21-40

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  • A Kind of Collective Freezing-Out: How Helping Professionals’ Regulatory Bodies Create “Incompetence” and Increase Distress

    Chapman, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 41-61

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  • Spirituality Psychiatrized: A Participatory Planning Process

    Tenney, Lauren J. (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

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  • Operation ASD: Philanthrocapitalism, Spectrumization, and the Role of the Parent

    Hande, Mary Jean (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

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Buy this book

eBook 29,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41174-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41173-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 37,44 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42473-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychiatry Interrogated
Book Subtitle
An Institutional Ethnography Anthology
Editors
  • Bonnie Burstow
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41174-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41174-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41173-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-42473-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 241
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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