Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural Representation

Hardcover | March 15, 2010

bySimon Cross

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Mediating Madness examines how mediations of madness emerge, disappear and interleave, only to re-emerge at unexpected moments. Drawing on social and cultural histories of madness, history of art, and popular journalism, the book offers a unique interdisciplinary understanding of historical and contemporary media representations of madness.

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Mediating Madness examines how mediations of madness emerge, disappear and interleave, only to re-emerge at unexpected moments. Drawing on social and cultural histories of madness, history of art, and popular journalism, the book offers a unique interdisciplinary understanding of historical and contemporary media representations of mad...

SIMON CROSS is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK. His research focuses on areas of sensitive public policy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.46 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230005314

ISBN - 13:9780230005310

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Madness and the Popular Imagination
Illustrations of Madness: Seeing and Reading Historical Images of Insanity
Bedlam in Mind: Campaigning Journalists and Public Images of Insanity
Mad, Bad and Dangerous: Psychiatry and Criminals in the Popular Press
Visualising Madness: Mental Illness and Public Representation
Speaking of Voices: Mediating Public Talk about Mental Illness (co-authored with Graham Murdock)
Conclusion
Notes
Index