Faculty of Arts
The Sociology of Mental Health
Investigates social, cultural, economic and political processes surrounding the psychiatric gaze, critically evaluating medicine’s focus on behaviour considered "abnormal". Topics include: history of psychiatry and mental illness, racism and psychiatry, psychiatry in New Zealand, institutional and community care, mental illness and pharmaceutical companies, critical and post-psychiatry, medicalisation of youth, alternative therapies, medicalisation of everyday life, mental health user narratives and gendered psychiatry.
Not taught in 2012
SOCIOL 227: 15.0 points
30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass