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Explaining Mental Illness

Sociological Perspectives

By Baptiste Brossard and Amy Chandler

Published

Jun 1, 2022

Page count

152 pages

ISBN

978-1529215052

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Introduction: The Stagnation of Mental Health Research;

What are “Mental” “Disorders” and ”Illnesses”?;

The Weight of Categories: The Forgotten Promises of Labelling Theories;

Social Life as Stress, Stress as Social Life;

The Disorder of Positions: Social Structure is not a Factor;

Cultural Mirrors: Beyond the “Culture-Bound Syndromes”;

Conclusion: Untapped Avenues for Mental Health Research