The Resource Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills

Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills

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Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world
Title
Decolonizing global mental health
Title remainder
the psychiatrization of the majority world
Statement of responsibility
China Mills
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Decolonizing Global Mental Health offers a critical postcolonial reading of this newly emerging arena, with a particular focus on psychology's and psychiatry's encounters with, and responses to, distress or 'mental illness' in low-income countries. The World Health Organisation and the Movement for Global Mental Health currently push for the 'scale-up' of psychiatric and psychological interventions on to low-income countries, modelled on those from high-income countries. However critiques of psychiatric and psychological services from service users, the survivor movement and professionals, often remain invisible within 'Global Mental Health' literature. This book argues that it is imperative to explore how this alternative 'evidence base' might be mobilized to fruitfully interrogate calls to 'scale up' psychiatric and psychological services in the majority world. The book seeks to de-familiarize current 'Western' conceptions of psychology and psychiatry using postcolonial theory, and seeks to bring into focus a series of questions and problematizations. As such it is ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of critical psychology and psychiatry, social and health psychology, cultural studies, public health and social work"--
  • "This book offers a critical post-colonial reading of the newly emerging arena of global mental health; with particular focus on psychology's and psychiatry's encounters with, and responses to, distress or 'mental illness' in low-income countries. The World Health Organisation and the Movement for Global Mental Health currently push for the 'scale-up' of psychiatric and psychological interventions onto low-income countries, modelled on those from high-income countries (such as the UK). However critiques of psychiatric and psychological services from service users, the survivor movement and professionals from many high-income countries, often remain invisible within 'Global Mental Health' literature. This book argues that it is imperative to explore how this alternative 'evidence base' might be mobilised to fruitfully interrogate calls to 'scale-up' psychiatric and psychological services in low-income countries. The book seeks to de-familiarise current 'Western' conceptions of psychology and psychiatry using post-colonial theory, and seeks to bring into focus a series of questions and problematisations. As such it is ideal reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of critical psychology and psychiatry, social and health psychology, cultural studies, public health and social work"--
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Mills, China
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA790.5
LC item number
.M56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Concepts for critical psychology.
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  • Mental health policy
  • Psychiatry, Transcultural
  • Mental health services
  • World health
Label
Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
De-familiarizing Global Mental Health: A methodology of encounters -- 1.Making mental health a reality for all -- 2.`Harvesting despair' - Suicide notes to the state and psychotropics in the post -- 3.Educating, marketing, mongering -- 4.The turn, the look: Interpellating the mad colonial subject -- 5.`Necessary evils': When torture is treatment and violence is normal -- 6.Sly normality: Between quiescence and revolt -- 7.Decolonizing Global Mental Health
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781848721593
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013022955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99957563803
System control number
  • (OCoLC)837146781
  • (OCoLC)ocn837146781
Label
Decolonizing global mental health : the psychiatrization of the majority world, China Mills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
De-familiarizing Global Mental Health: A methodology of encounters -- 1.Making mental health a reality for all -- 2.`Harvesting despair' - Suicide notes to the state and psychotropics in the post -- 3.Educating, marketing, mongering -- 4.The turn, the look: Interpellating the mad colonial subject -- 5.`Necessary evils': When torture is treatment and violence is normal -- 6.Sly normality: Between quiescence and revolt -- 7.Decolonizing Global Mental Health
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781848721593
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Lccn
2013022955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99957563803
System control number
  • (OCoLC)837146781
  • (OCoLC)ocn837146781

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