The Revolt Against Psychiatry

A Counterhegemonic Dialogue

Authors: Burstow, Bonnie

Free Preview
  • Includes dialogues with various leaders in the movement for an intersectional analysis
    Makes an effort to unify multiple movements into one conversation without oversimplifying discrete critiques
    Provides an excellent overview of the complex issues involved in anti/critical psychiatry

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23331-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23330-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

A real eye-opener, this riveting anti/critical psychiatry book is comprised of original cutting-edge dialogues between Burstow (an antipsychiatry theorist and activist) and other leaders in the “revolt against psychiatry,” including radical practitioners, lawyers, reporters, activists, psychiatric survivors, academics, family members, and artists. People in dialogue with the author include Indigenous leader Roland Chrisjohn, psychiatrist Peter Breggin, survivor Lauren Tenney, and scholar China Mills. The single biggest focus/tension in the book is a psychiatry abolition position versus a critical psychiatry (or reformist) position. In the scope of this project, Burstow considers the ways racism, genocide, Indigeneity, sexism, media bias, madness, neurodiversity, and strategic activism are intertwined with critical and antipsychiatry.

About the authors

Bonnie Burstow, PhD, is Professor of Adult Education and Community Development at OISE/University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading antipsychiatry theorists and activists, and author of such seminal works as Psychiatry and the Business of Madness.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction to This Book and to This Project

    Pages 1-13

    Burstow, Bonnie

  • “It Is All About Racism”: Dialogue with Indigenous Scholar and Activist Roland Chrisjohn

    Pages 15-31

    Burstow, Bonnie

  • “Our Freedom of Speech Over Our Medical License”: Dialogue with “The Conscience of Psychiatry”—Peter Breggin

    Pages 33-49

    Burstow, Bonnie

  • Dialogue with Journalist Extraordinaire: Robert Whitaker

    Pages 51-67

    Burstow, Bonnie

  • Dialogue with Survivor and Academic Lauren Tenney

    Pages 69-82

    Burstow, Bonnie

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23331-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23330-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Revolt Against Psychiatry
Book Subtitle
A Counterhegemonic Dialogue
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23331-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23331-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23330-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
Topics