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Contemporary Black History

Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

Race Matters in Mental Health

Authors: Fernando, Suman

  • Traces the history of racism in Western psychiatry and psychology
  • Focuses on racism in clinical research, theory, and practice in the twentieth-century through the present day
  • Appeals to scholars in the fields of ethnicity and critical race studies, mental health, psychology, and psychiatry, as well as mental health practitioners and educators
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  • Due: September 28, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62728-1
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Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 28, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62727-4
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About this book

This book examines the deep roots of racism in the mental health system. Suman Fernando weaves the histories of racial discourse and clinical practice into a narrative of power, knowledge, and black suffering in an ostensibly progressive and scientifically grounded system. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a practicing psychiatrist, he examines how the system has shifted in response to new forms of racism which have emerged since the 1960s, highlighting the widespread pathologization of black people, the impact of Islamophobia on clinical practice after 9/11, and various struggles to reform. Engaging and accessible, this book makes a compelling case for the entrenchment of racism across all aspects of psychiatry and clinical psychology, and calls for a paradigm shift in both theory and practice.

About the authors

Suman Fernando is Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at London Metropolitan University, UK.

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 28, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62728-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 28, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62727-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
Book Subtitle
Race Matters in Mental Health
Authors
Series Title
Contemporary Black History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62728-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62728-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62727-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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