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The Resource Madness is civilization : when the diagnosis was social, 1948 -1980, Michael E. Staub

Madness is civilization : when the diagnosis was social, 1948 -1980, Michael E. Staub

Label
Madness is civilization : when the diagnosis was social, 1948 -1980
Title
Madness is civilization
Title remainder
when the diagnosis was social, 1948 -1980
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Staub
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1960s and 1970s, a popular diagnosis for America's problems was that society was becoming a madhouse. In this intellectual and cultural history, Michael E. Staub examines a time when many believed insanity was a sane reaction to obscene social conditions, psychiatrists were agents of repression, asylums were gulags for society's undesirables, and mental illness was a concept with no medical basis. Madness Is Civilization explores the general consensus that societal ills-from dysfunctional marriage and family dynamics to the Vietnam War, racism, and sexism-were at the root of mental illness. Staub chronicles the surge in influence of socially attuned psychodynamic theories along with the rise of radical therapy and psychiatric survivors movements. He shows how the theories of antipsychiatry held unprecedented sway over an enormous range of medical, social, and political debates until a bruising backlash against these theories-part of the reaction to the perceived excesses and self-absorptions of the 1960s-effectively distorted them into caricatures. Throughout, Staub reveals that at stake in these debates of psychiatry and politics was nothing less than how to think about the institution of the family, the nature of the self, and the prospects for, and limits of, social change. The first study to describe how social diagnostic thinking emerged, Madness Is Civilization casts new light on the politics of the postwar era
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Staub, Michael E
Dewey number
362.196/89
Index
index present
LC call number
RC455
LC item number
.S79 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 K-733
  • WM 11.1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mental illness
  • United States
  • Mental Disorders
  • Social Conditions
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Desintegration
  • Krankheitsbegriff
  • Machtmissbrauch
  • Psychiatrie
  • Psychische Störung
  • Soziale Kontrolle
  • Unangepasstheit
  • USA
Label
Madness is civilization : when the diagnosis was social, 1948 -1980, Michael E. Staub
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When the diagnosis was social -- Society as the patient -- Enough to drive anybody crazy -- Suffering from contingencies -- The therapeutic state -- The revolution in feeling -- The insanity trip -- Person envy -- A fashionable kind of slander
Control code
754216103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xii], 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226771496
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9122ccb2-3cdd-4672-9fb4-75f4c65428f7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754216103
Label
Madness is civilization : when the diagnosis was social, 1948 -1980, Michael E. Staub
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When the diagnosis was social -- Society as the patient -- Enough to drive anybody crazy -- Suffering from contingencies -- The therapeutic state -- The revolution in feeling -- The insanity trip -- Person envy -- A fashionable kind of slander
Control code
754216103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xii], 252 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226771496
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9122ccb2-3cdd-4672-9fb4-75f4c65428f7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754216103

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