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Madness, Power and the Media

Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress

Authors: Harper, S.

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About this book

Questioning the psychiatric construction of mental distress as 'illness', and challenging existing studies of media stigmatization, Stephen Harper argues that today's media images of mental distress are often sympathetic, yet tend to reproduce the sexist, classist, racist and individualist ideologies of contemporary capitalism.

About the authors

STEPHEN HARPER is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Framing Madness: Historical and Cultural Debates

    Harper, Stephen

    Pages 1-31

  • Stigmatisation, Violence and Media Criticism

    Harper, Stephen

    Pages 32-58

  • The Suffering Screen: Cinematic Portrayals of Mental Distress

    Harper, Stephen

    Pages 59-102

  • Channelling Affliction: Television Discourses of Distress

    Harper, Stephen

    Pages 103-150

  • A New Leaf?: Changing Representations of Mental Distress in Print Media

    Harper, Stephen

    Pages 151-185

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-24950-9
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-21880-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Madness, Power and the Media
Book Subtitle
Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24950-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230249509
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21880-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 238
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