Culture & Society

Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God

This book explores the overlap between transliminal (“going beyond the threshold”) / spiritual experiences and psychosis. In doing so it looks a different ways of acquiring knowledge – e.g. the subjective and experiential, as contrasted with that gained through ‘objective’…
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The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease

The publishers describe this book as a “… powerful account of how cultural anxieties about race shaped American notions of mental illness.” They continue: “The civil rights era is largely remembered as a time of sit-ins, boycotts, and riots. But…
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The Culture of Our Discontent: Beyond the Medical Model of Mental Illness

This book has been written by Prof. Meredith Small. The publishers say: “By many estimations, the Western medical model of mental health is dangerously incomplete. If we step outside of the traditional disease model there are many new and different…
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