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Containing Madness

Gender and ‘Psy’ in Institutional Contexts

Editors: Kilty, Jennifer M., Dej, Erin (Eds.)

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  • Explores how multiple factors affect the wellbeing of patients in institutions 
  • Addresses how to improve the treatment of patients 
  • Examines case studies concerning institutional abuses in Canada and beyond
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This collection explores the discursive production and treatment of mental distress as it is mediated by gender and race in different institutional contexts. Featuring analyses of the prison, the psychiatric hospital, immigration detention, and other locales, this book explores the multiple interlocking oppressions that result in the diagnosis and medical, psychological, and psychiatric treatment of individuals constituted as ‘mentally ill’ at various historical moments and across institutional spaces. Contributors unpack how feminine, masculine, and transgender bodies are made up as mentally ill/sick/deviant by way of biomedical and institutional knowledges and discourses and are intervened upon by different institutional and expert authorities.

About the authors

Jennifer M. Kilty is Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests include the criminalization of HIV nondisclosure, law and emotions, and women’s experiences of confinement.
Erin Dej is Postdoctoral Fellow with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. She received her doctorate in criminology from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her research interests include homelessness, mental health, autonomy among marginalized people, and homelessness prevention.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Psy, Gender, and Containment

    Pages 1-12

    Kilty, Jennifer M. (et al.)

  • Sickening Institutions: A Feminist Sociological Analysis and Critique of Religion, Medicine, and Psychiatry

    Pages 15-39

    Rimke, Heidi

  • Traditions of Colonial and Eugenic Violence: Immigration Detention in Canada

    Pages 41-65

    Joseph, Ameil J.

  • Gender, Madness, and the Legacies of the Prisons Information Group (GIP)

    Pages 67-89

    Rembis, Michael

  • Patients’ Perspective on Mechanical Restraints in Acute and Emergency Psychiatric Settings: A Poststructural Feminist Analysis

    Pages 93-117

    Jacob, Jean Daniel (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89748-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Containing Madness
Book Subtitle
Gender and ‘Psy’ in Institutional Contexts
Editors
  • Jennifer M. Kilty
  • Erin Dej
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89749-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89749-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89748-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07846-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 286
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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