Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural Representation by S. Cross

Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural Representation

byS. Cross

Hardcover | February 24, 2010

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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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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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Title:Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural RepresentationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:February 24, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage: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