Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress by S. HarperMadness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress by S. Harper

Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress

byS. Harper

Hardcover | July 30, 2009

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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.
STEPHEN HARPER is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
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Title:Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental DistressFormat:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230218806

ISBN - 13:9780230218802

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Framing Madness: Historical and Cultural Debates Stigmatisation, Violence and Media Criticism The Suffering Screen: Cinematic Portrayals of Mental Distress Channelling Affliction: Television Discourses of Distress A New Leaf?: Changing Representations of Mental Distress in Print Media Conclusion: Media, Madness and Ideology in Capitalist Society Notes Bibliography Index