Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural Representation by S. CrossMediating 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.
SIMON CROSS is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK. His research focuses on areas of sensitive public policy.
Title:Mediating Madness: Mental Distress and Cultural RepresentationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:202 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.46 inPublished:February 24, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230005314

ISBN - 13:9780230005310


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