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Psychiatric Hegemony

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Psychiatric Hegemony

"Psychiatric Hegemony" is a valuable contribution to understanding the growing power of psychiatry in general and biological psychiatry in particular.

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Behavioural Genetics: The ‘Respectable’ Face of Racism

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Behavioural Genetics: The ‘Respectable’ Face of Racism

Why challenge capitalism if our misery is rooted in human nature, in our biology, in defective genes?

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Marxism and Psychology

Friday, February 19, 2016

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Marxism and Psychology

The biological model of mental illness reduces the mind to the brain. In contrast, marxism views mental illness as the individual expression of a society made sick by alienated labour.

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Madness, Power and the Media

Monday, January 3, 2011

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Madness, Power and the Media

Author Stephen Harper explains how media images of madness and mental distress reflect and reinforce the unequal social relations of capitalism.

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Human beings protest their oppression with open rebellion and through symptoms of sickness and distress. The prison system crushes the rebels, medicine treats the sick, and psychiatry subordinates the distressed. The effect of psychiatric “treatment” is to resign the discontented to their lot and drug the resisters into submission.

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